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Visit The Houston Sierra Club Outings Meetup Page!


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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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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: MARCH GENERAL MEETING (MARCH 12, 2015) at 7 p.m.

Program Title:  "Nancy Greig, Director of the Cockrell Butterfly Center, Houston Museum of Natural Science"

Tiger Longwing, Blue Morpho, Green Triangle Kite, Thoas Swallowtail, Red Peacock, Rice Paper, Blue Wave -- if names like this are foreign to you, you need to know about the bevy of beauties one can find at Houston's Cockrell Butterfly Center. The Center is part of the Houston Museum ofNatural Science. In addition to showcasing hundreds of exotic insects and plants, the Center offers a three-story-tall tropical rain forest where freeflying butterflies might land on your shoulder. For amateur naturalists and photographers, the Cockrell Butterfly Center offers great fun. For environmentally conscious Texans, Nancy Greig, director of the Cockrell Butterfly Center, offers an entomologist's insight into the glorious and perilous life of these colorful creatures. Join us Thursday, March 12, to learn about these delicate beauties and the conservation required to save them for future generations.

Note: Because of Lent, our March meeting room has been moved from Pecore Hall behind the church where we usually have it:
Havens Center (of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church)
1827 W. Alabama, Houston, TX 77098
It is just west of the church at Woodhead, and we can still park in either of the parking lots behind the church (the lot between Havens and the church fills up quite quickly), or on the streets like Sul Ross and Driscoll.

(Social period begins at 7:00 PM. Main program begins at 7:30 PM.)

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 Feburary/March 2015 Bayou Banner
Our newsletter - available on-line.  

This issue:
- General Meetings.
- Trips and Local Outings.
- Reports of recent outings.
- Feature articles.
- Texas Coal Plants.
- Letter to the Editor.
- Recycling Resources.
- Updated Group Leaders.
- 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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Our Mission: To explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

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