Welcome To the Houston Group's New Website

The Houston Group is in the process of migrating its website to a new Content Management System. The migration is set to be complete on or around March 15, 2015.Please be patient as we finish updating the site with latest information. If you are interested in helping and/or contributing content, or if you notice any mistakes in the new site, please send an email to houston.webmaster@lonestar.sierraclub.org.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Houston Sierra Club is to foster the quality of the environment within its territorial limits and to work for the purposes of the Sierra Club, including:   "To protect and conserve the natural resources of the State of Texas, the United States, and the world; to undertake an publish scientific and educational studies concerning all aspects of man's environment and the natural ecosystems of the world; and to educate the people of the United States and the world to the need to preserve and restore the quality of that environment and the integrity of those ecosystems." 


Upcoming Meetings

Please join us at one of our upcoming monthly programs:

April 9: General Meeting at 7 P.M.

Program Title: "Legislative update from Sierra Club activists involved in Austin this Session"

Clean Air. Clean Energy Solutions. Safe Management of Radioactive Waste. Defend Citizen and Local Government Participation in Environmental Decision-Making. Oversight of Oil & Gas Operation. Adequate Funding for Public Lands, Wildlife and Clean Air. Water Conservation and Management. These are the priorities stated in the "2015 Texas Legislative Agenda" of the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club. Join the Houston Regional Group at our monthly meeting April 9th for an update on some of these issues.

Special guest speakers from Austin will be Reggie James and Jennifer Walker. Make a point to come early, for the 7 PM social half-hour before the meeting starts, so you can meet and greet them. Reggie is the chapter's Interim Director, and he comes to us after a very active stint in Austin heading up the regional office of Consumers Union. Jennifer has been defending our rights and there rights of nature to have safe and secure water in the state and region for years. Visiting with them beforehand will be well worth your while.

Rounding out the panel will be Evelyn Merz, Conservation Chair for both our group and the chapter; she has been spending hours, days and weeks recently addressing committees and speaking with legislators and their staff on behalf of us and nature. We'll also hear about the progress of The Bottle Bill from our own Patsy Gillham and/or Joe Lengfellner, and we may field some more presenters as bills rise to the top, either as scum, froth or cream.

Location: Pecore Hall of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

1805 West Alabama (at the corner of West Alabama and Woodhead).

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

May 14: General Meeting at 7 P.M.

Program Title:"Presentation by Stuart Marcus, Manager of the Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge"

On May 14, 2015 Stuart Marcus, Manager of the Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge, will present a program to the Houston Regional Group of the Sierra Club.  The TRNWR was established in 1994 to protect bottomland hardwood forests which are important for waterfowl, wading, and songbirds; provide homes for many species of reptiles, mammals, amphibians, fish, and insects; and provide flood control and water quality benefits for us.   Currently, almost 30,000 acres has been acquired by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Stuart will bring us up-to-date on what is happening with this important refuge.  He will also provide a power-point presentation which focuses on the 100's of moth species that can be found in TRNWR and show us their beauty and discuss their importance.

Location: Pecore Hall of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

1805 West Alabama (at the corner of West Alabama and Woodhead).

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


Houston Group Newsletter

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This is the complete calendar of activities for the Houston Group. For the outings calendar, see the Outings tab.

Date Event More Information
Sat, 04/18/2015 Trail Maintenance Hike in Sam Houston National Forest
8:00 AM

Lone Star Hiking Trail; car pool point in description
Sat, 05/09/2015 Annual Yard Sale
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

2318 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77006, USA
Sat, 05/09/2015 Visit & Hike Attwater Prairie Chicken NWR
7:30 AM

Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge, 1206 Apc Nwr Road, Eagle Lake, TX 77434, USA
Sat, 05/16/2015 View Wildflowers on the Blackland Prairies of Sam Houston NF
7:30 AM

Various locations in the Sam Houston National Forest
Sat, 05/16/2015 Trail Maintenance Hike in Sam Houston National Forest
8:00 AM

Lone Star Hiking Trail; car pool point in description
Sun, 05/17/2015 Cypress Wonderland Canoe/Kayak
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Lake Charlotte, Texas 77597, USA

Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge

North Jetty Beach Clean Up

Visit & Hike at Ivy Payne Wildlife Refuge

Forest Walk: Roy E. Larson Sandylands Preserve

Earth Day Festival at Discovery Green

East End Bike Ride

Guadalupe River SP, Car Camping

Trail Maintenance Hike in Sam Houston National Forest

Annual Yard Sale

Visit & Hike Attwater Prairie Chicken NWR

View Wildflowers on the Blackland Prairies of Sam Houston NF

Trail Maintenance Hike in Sam Houston National Forest

Cypress Wonderland Canoe/Kayak