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Our Annual Auction will take place this year at our December General Meeting on Thursday, December 11. This is one of the principal fundraising events for the Houston Group and features both a live and silent auction. All proceeds from the auction stay here in Houston to fund local conservation efforts and activities.


October 6, 2014 - Last day to register to vote
October 20, 2014 - FIrst Day of Early Voting
October 24, 2014 - Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail
October 31, 2014 - Last Day of Early Voting
November 4, 2014 - Last Day to Receive Ballot by Mail
November 4 - Voting Day

Galveston Bay Area Sierra Club Houston Monthly Meetings -

- 3rd Wednesdays 6:30 - 9:00 PM Please come and mingle with other Sierra Club members starting at 6:30 pm followed by presentations at 7:00 pm. For more info, please contact Grace Martinez (281-732-1201 or ) or Diane Neustadter ( ). Meetings are held at The Bay Area Community Center, located across from Clear Lake in Clear Lake Park: 5002 NASA Road 1; Seabrook 77586.


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Contact Senators Hutchison and Cornyn to Save Columbia Bottomland Acquisitions
Your help is needed immediately to save funding for the Columbia Bottomlands forest of San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge (SBNWR) and land acquisition for our national parks, wildlife refuges, and forests all across the United States! People from the Nation's fourth largest city and people from all over the world use the Columbia Bottomlands and other habitats found in the SBNWR for hunting, fishing, birding, environmental education, photography, canoeing, kayaking, boating, wildlife observation, nature study, and many other low impact and compatible recreational, educational, and scientific activities. (Mar 11)


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The Houston Group welcomes your support of our mission.   Follow the link to learn more about how you can help.

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See our Meetup page for our activity schedule.
Houston Sierra Club (local branch of the Sierra Club) holds outings for outdoor activities: hiking, camping, bicycling, backpacking, kayaking, etc. These include local one-day events, weekend trips, and week long trips to National Parks and other destinations. Visit the web page here 


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Join us at our next monthly program: NOVEMBER GENERAL MEETING (NOVEMBER 13, 2014) at 7 p.m.

Program Title:  "Let the Sun In"

As Houston finally starts to win some cooler temperatures, and gently begins a long drawn out path to the Texas winter, Sun worshipers might be wondering "how much longer will we see the Sun and her golden rays?" Long time Sierra Club member Bill Swann ask, "How much longer will Texans fight the Sun and her energizing rays?" Bill, and many other solar power enthusiasts, say it's well past time to the Sun in to honestly compete with the entrenched fossil fuels. Join us Thursday night, November 13, for an honest look at solar energy and the art of the possible. Attendees will not hear speculation, but reality - what is here TODAY in Texas - regarding solar energy options. We may be dipping towards winter, but the Sierra Club says "let the Sun in!"

(Social period begins at 7:00 PM. Main program begins at 7:30 PM.)
Location: Pecore Hall of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1805 West Alabama (at the corner of West Alabama and Woodhead).  Houston, TX. map

Ample parking is available behind the church.

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 October/November 2014 Bayou Banner
Our newsletter - available on-line.  

This issue:
- Trips and Local Outings.
- SHNF Vegetation Survey.
- November 4 General Election.
- Don Greene.
- Recycling Resources.
- Sierra Club Calendars for 2015.
- ExCom Elections.
- Banner Mailouts Ended, Sign Up For Our Email Alert List
- and more...

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Pecos Wilderness Backpack
October 14-17 (Fri-Mon) - The Pecos Wilderness is a symphony of dark piney forests, alpine meadows, deep lakes, and many of the New Mexico's highest mountains. Within the boundaries of this expansive area are several landmarks including Truchas Peak which tops of at 13,103 feet, and the southern stretch of the Rocky Mountains. The terrain varies from open meadows in the Pecos River Valley to the steep canyons of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. Wildlife ranges from deer and elk to big horn sheep, turkeys and grouse. There are 15 lakes, and eight major streams to sustain both plant and animal habitat, including the native Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout. Hiking and primitive camping are great ways to enjoy the beauty of the Pecos Wilderness. Join us in this strenuous backpacking trip to visit this wilderness northeast of Santa Fe, NM. We will fly to Albuquerque on the 14th, rent the vans and drive to the wilderness. The return flight will be on Monday, October 17th. For more information contact Gus Cei at or 713-962-5813.   Status:   Space Available


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