Thursday, December 3, 2015

Holiday Bash 2015

Come and Make Merry with us!
Sunday, December 13, 2015 4 to 6pm
Charlie & JoAnn Fryling’s Home
1068 Lakeview Drive, in Oak Hills, Baton Rouge.

The Frylings have generously offered their home for our annual Holiday Bash. Bring a something yummy you’d like to share. The club will provide a meat and non-alcoholic drinks including Gold Peak sweet, unsweet and green tea, assorted hot tea, coke and diet coke. Feel free to bring any alcoholic beverages you’ like to share.

Non Members with environmental passions are welcome.

Help JoAnne and Charlie in planning and email ( or call (766-3120) Joanne to tell her what you plan to bring. That way we can avoid all desserts or all appetizers.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Head to the Hills! - Kisatchie Hike November 7th

Kisatchie Hills Wilderness Area Hike

Weather Update 11-5-2015 ***Due to rainy weather this weekend, the Kisatchie Hills Wilderness hike is postponed. At this time there is not another date set, but it will likely take place during January. We'll keep everyone up to date as best as possible.*** 

Join the Baton Rouge Group of the Sierra Club on November 7, 2015 for the second hike in a series of outdoor excursions this fall and winter. Members and non-members alike are welcome to tag along for a hike on the Backbone Trail in Kisatchie National Forest's Kisatchie Hills Wilderness Area, one of only three wilderness areas in Louisiana. The region is home to rugged hills and a large swatch of longleaf pine, a species of tree that once spanned millions of acres of the Southeast before they were destroyed by logging.

The Backbone Trail is 7.6 miles and runs through the heart of the wilderness area, offering a secluded view of the longleaf pine forest and various sandstone outcroppings.

Kevin Nee on Summer Cycling Adventures

Local educator/coach Kevin Nee returns for a double presentation on summertime cross-country cycling adventures. 

Earlier this year Kevin presented a comprehensive slideshow of his travels along the Natchez Trace Parkway in 2013 from its beginning through its terminus near Nashville. Nee also presented on the beautiful sights of the northern shore of the Saint Lawrence Seaway, and the Gaspe Peninsula in Quebec.

This summer, Kevin and his brother completed the Transamerica route in 71 days, covering 4,532 miles. The first presentation on Oct. 28 will cover the stretch from Bellingham, Washington to Iowa. The continuation on Nov. 18 will conclude with the leg from Iowa to Virginia Beach.

Did you make any travels this summer by bicycle? Join us and share your stories and highlights during this knowledge building discussion.

Dates: Oct. 28 and Nov. 18
Time: 7:00 - 8:30pm
Where: The Backpacker of Baton Rouge
7656 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

October Hiking Trip Postponed


Kisatchie National Forest Hiking Trip scheduled for this weekend, October 10 & 11 has been postponed.  More details soon.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

CWPPRA 25th Anniversary Ceremony

CWPPRA 25th Anniversary Ceremony
October 14, 2015 - Grand Isle State Park

Field Trip to Caminada Headlands Beach and Dune Restoration project site

Coastal Wetlands Planning Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) Task Force invites the public to its 25th anniversary ceremony October 14, 2015, at Grand Isle State Park in Grand Isle, Louisiana. The ceremony will celebrate CWPPRA's continued commitment to coastal restoration. The event will begin at 10 am and conclude with a lunch provided by local sponsors. During the event, the public is invited to meet wetland engineers, scientists, and policy holders who have worked together to complete 101 Louisiana projects over the last 25 years.
Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) of Louisiana and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be leading a field trip to the Caminada Headlands Beach and Dune Restoration Increment II project site. The trip will leave from Grand Isle State Park via caravan to Elmer’s Island Rd. where ATVs will take participants to the project site. The trip will last approximately 1 ½-2 hours including travel time from the state park. Space is limited for the field trip. Please make field trip inquiries when you RSVP for the dedication ceremony.

Plant Irises at BREC Blackwater Conservation Area

Plant Irises at BREC Blackwater Conservation Area 


Wednesday, October 7,  8 to 11 am
BREC Blackwater Conservation Area

In an effort to restore the natural habitat to this former gravel excavation area, volunteers will be planting four varieties of irises: Copper Iris, Giant Blue Iris, Zigzag Iris, and Nelson’s Water Iris. The morning will begin with a short information session.  Planting will be in muddy areas, so boots, gloves and blue jeans will be necessary.
In the Spring everyone will enjoy the iris blooms which will be an obvious sign that the area is returning to its natural beauty.
Paperwork and a background check are required of BREC volunteers.  
More information: Matthew Heron and