Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Poverty Point Adventure! - Delta Chapter Spring Retreat

Exciting news friends!  The Delta Chapter of the Sierra Club will be making the trek up to the Poverty Point World Heritage Site for the Spring 2017 Retreat. This weekend long retreat opens runs April 7-9. Hiking, biking, canoeing, camping, camaraderie, and shared learning opportunities abound. Follow this link ---> to the Delta Chapter website to get all the details. Register today to let our Chapter Conservation Coordinator know you'll be attending. Explore, Enjoy, and Protect!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Bicycle Share is Coming to New Orleans!

On Feb 12th, The New Orleans Group of the Sierra Club will host Dan Favre of Bike Easy, who will share all of the information about the Bike Share coming to New Orleans! Dan has been working with the City of New Orleans and Social Bicycles, the company chosen to bring Bike Share to New Orleans.

What is a Bike Share? Bike share is a network of bicycles that allows users to make short trips quickly, conveniently and affordably. Bike share is in over 60 American cities. A bicycle share system (e.g. 700 bicycles) would have a profound impact on improving New Orleans’ transportation network.

What impact will it have on New Orleans? As you know, the benefits of bicycling are many. The bike share extends those benefits to everyday people who don’t usually ride bicycles. More bicycles on the road have created safer streets in communities around the world. Bicycle share gets more people on bicycles and improves safety for everyday riders.

Come learn how you can get a bike station in your neighborhood!!

When: Sunday Feb 12, 2017
Doors open at 6:30pm - Program starts at 7pm

Where: Audubon Zoo Dominion Auditorium (enter behind statue of Audubon)

For more info call: 504-416-8710 

PS: Bring a Friend

USACE Hearing on St. Claude Bridge Lock Replacement



Thanks to our friends at the Lower Ninth Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development for notice of this upcoming US Army Corps of Engineers hearing in their newsletter.


PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE ON ST. CLAUDE BRIDGE LOCK REPLACEMENT PROJECT

What: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Or leans District is hosting a public meeting to provide the public with an update on the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge to the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet, Louisiana, New Industrial Canal Lock and Connecting Channels Project.

The meeting will also provide a venue for community members to submit comments on the Draft Integrated General Reevaluation Report (GRR) and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS), which is currently available for a 45-day public comment period. The comment period for the draft GRR/SEIS report ends on February 20, 2017.

When: Tuesday, February 07, 2017
6:00 to 6:30 p.m. Open House
6:30 p.m. Brief introduction, presentation of the project, 20 minute question and answer period, and public comment period.

1616 Caffin Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70117. The meeting will be held in the multi-purpose room located on the second floor.

The draft report is available online at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District website:

Comments should be addressed to:  
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (CEMVN-PDC-CEC)
c/o Mark Lahare
7400 Leake Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Delta Chapter Retreat - Fall 2016

Exciting news friends!  The Delta Chapter of the Sierra Club will have its Autumn 2016 Retreat in our region again, just across Lake Pontchartrain at beautiful Fontainebleau State Park beginning Friday, October 28.  Hiking, biking, canoeing, camping, camaraderie, and shared learning opportunities abound. Follow this link ---> to the Delta Chapter website to get all the details and register to let our Chapter Conservation Coordinator know you'll be attending. Explore, Enjoy, and Protect!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Coastal Resiliency : Louisiana's Homes in the Face of Climate Change

Orleans Sierra Club presents:
Sunday, October 9



Coastal Resiliency : Louisiana's Homes in the Face of Climate Change

Johanna DeGraffenreid from the Gulf Restoration Network will speak. GRN has been fighting for the state to recognize that we are past the point where levees and coastal restoration are enough to protect communities. The state has laid out potential solutions in the Coastal Master Plan like flood-proofing, home elevation and voluntary relocation programs, but has not offered much funding to implement these "nonstructural" solutions. These communities are being called "Resettlement Zones" by the Office of Community Development. La. coastal communities are at risk of getting washed away from rising seas, flooding, and storm surge.


Audubon Zoo Dominion Auditorium (Go through the gate behind the Audubon Statue at the front of the zoo and turn right)

Free and open to all
6:30 PM refreshments
7-8pm program address and question

Call 504-307-0187 with questions.