Wednesday, November 9, 2016



THE BEST WAY TO PREVENT FLOODING?


In the aftermath of the 2016 Flood, the Sierra Club Baton Rouge Group will host three programs on topics related to recovery.  All presentations are free and open to the public on Thursdays at the Backpacker, 7656 Jefferson Hwy. Location for December 8 is not confirmed, yet Each session will begin with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and speakers at 7:00 p.m., followed by Q&A with attendees, and conclude by 8:30 p.m.


Nov. 17th "Planning during a Time of Climate Change.” Camille Manning-Broome, Senior Vice-President at CPEX (Center for Planning Excellence)   
Born in Baton Rouge, Camille holds a M.S. degree with an emphasis on Disaster Science, and is a Ph.D. candidate in Environmental Sciences at LSU. She has spearheaded and directed cross-agency projects, publishing documents such as the Louisiana Land Use Toolkit, Coastal Best Practices Manual, View from the Coast, and has worked on Comprehensive Plans in more than 30 communities. Prior to working at CPEX, Camille gained both private-sector and government experience working on a host of issues from strategic planning to hazard mitigation.
Dec. 1st  "Living with Water." David Waggoner, president and founding partner of Waggonner and Ball, an award-winning, internationally active architecture and planning practice located in New Orleans. A Louisiana native, David earned a Master of Architecture at Yale University, and is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He has taught at Tulane and the University of Oregon. His work varies from historic preservation to modern institutional projects. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, David championed a process that examines history, soils, biodiversity, infrastructure networks, and urban space, along with the forces of water.
Dec. 8th “Rebuilding  with Resilience.” Jeff Carney, LSU associate professor in the School of Architecture & director of the Coastal Sustainability Studio; and Haley Blakeman, landscape architect & CPEX Director of Implementation, will address ways of
Jeff holds master’s degrees in both architecture and city and regional planning from UC Berkeley where he was a recipient of a fellowship to study community design in many parts of the world. Working with a broad range of scientists, engineers, and designers, he is currently directing a multi-year project, the Louisiana Resiliency Assistance Program, sponsored through HUD and the Kresge Foundation.
Haley earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from LSU and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from UNO. Haley works at a variety of scales, from comprehensive planning  and residential master plans, to commercial and institutional site designs, hike and bike trails, open space and greenway plans, and stream restorations.
Sierra Club is pleased to welcome these thoughtful and engaging speakers, who all participated in the recent Louisiana Smart Growth Summit focused on resiliency.  They will share their expert views on strategic integration and development of resources and infrastructure for our region, to weather the impacts of disaster with fewer losses and disruptions.

For more information contact Sylvia Martinez, slmartinez@bellsouth.net 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016



It’s Tomorrow!
Where can you hike in EBR parish?  Amanda Tackas, BREC naturalist, will tell us about BREC Wilderness Areas and other BREC outdoor activities including naturalist-lead hikes.  Your taxes at work!
The Backpacker
7656 Jefferson Hwy

6:30 Refreshments
7:00 Program

Open to the public

Wednesday, October 19, 2016





Meeting rescheduled
Hiking Trails in EBR Parish
 New date: Wednesday, 26, 2016

The Backpacker
7656 Jefferson Hwy
6:30 Refreshments
7:00 Program