Friday, June 10, 2016

June Meeting on Louisiana Scenic Rivers

Orleans Sierra Club presents: Louisiana Scenic Rivers


In 1970, the Louisiana Legislature created the Louisiana Natural and Scenic Rivers System. The System was developed for the purpose of preserving, protecting, developing, reclaiming, and enhancing the wilderness qualities, scenic beauties, and ecological regimes of certain free-flowing Louisiana streams.

I will present a brief introduction to our program, providing information on the Scenic Rivers Act and a summary of our rules and regulations. I'll also spend time discussing some of the recreational opportunities that our Florida Parish streams provide. In addition, I'll present information on many of the threats these streams face as well as some of the steps our program is taking to protect these resources.

Additional information on Louisiana Natural and Scenic River System can be found at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/scenic-rivers

Thanks,
Matt Weigel

Audubon Nature Institute Dominion Auditorium
Free and open to all
6:30 PM refreshments 7 PM program
Call 504-307-0187 for information.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Using Your Voice for our Environment in Louisiana

Louisiana Legislature Early Update, Sign up for Legislative Action List

The Delta Chapter of the Sierra Club works at a statewide level on issues of concerns to Sierra Club members in Louisiana.  Chapter Chair Woody Martin coordinates our mother chapter's Legislative Action Team to bring some environmental progress-minded citizen advocacy to Baton Rouge.  The Chapter's L.A.T. also is attentive to regulatory issues held in public hearing by the executive agencies of government, as well as the Public Service Commission which regulates utilities here in the State (excepting utilities in City of New Orleans boundaries.) 

To get involved in the very important work of this volunteer team during what will be the most important legislative sessions in decades, visit the following link to read the Early Update and to get signed up today.  http://lasierraclub.org/node/359

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Common Sense Solutions to Waste, Litter and Pollution at the City Level


The New Orleans Group of the Sierra Club welcomes Max Ciolino from No Waste NOLA for our February 21, 2015 meeting. Max will speak about much needed waste reduction initiatives that would provide needed sustainability improvements for New Orleans. http://www.nowastenola.org/


No Waste describes their work, saying that "Starting off 2016, we are really excited about everything this year will bring. No Waste NOLA is not just a small collection of advocates, but a community of New Orleanians that are eager to see common-sense waste reduction programs implemented in this city. We hope you will work with us in the fight for a sustainable New Orleans!"

Monday, October 12, 2015

Bob Marshall to address Joint Meeting of Tulane Green Club and Sierra Club


New Orleans Sierra Club & Tulane Green Club Joint Meeting


Bob Marshall, well known environmental reporter from "The Lens" will be the guest speaker for a joint meeting of the the Tulane Green Club and the New Orleans Group of the Sierra Club on November 8th.

Marshall last addressed the Sierra Club in late 2013 to speak chiefly about the coastal damages lawsuit filed by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East. He returns to examine the ongoing palette of issues troubling our coastal region with a lens also upon what is going on in Baton Rouge. Marshall will speak on the Louisiana Coastal Master Plan. We look forward to his reporting expertise on these environmental concerns in Southeast Louisiana.

Date: Sunday, November 8, 2015
Time: 6:30pm doors open. Presentation, Questions, and Discussion begins at 7:00pm
Location: Tulane University Campus. Rogers Memorial Chapel, 1229 Broadway St. New Orleans, LA

Event is Free and open to the general public.
6:30 PM refreshments
7 to 8 PM program

Call 504-307-0187 with questions.

Please visit: http://neworleanssierran.blogspot.com/ for updates and like the Sierra Club - Delta Chapter (Louisiana) here on Facebook.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Woodlands Conservancy Guest Presentation for October


Orleans Sierra Club presents the Woodlands Conservancy


The Woodlands Conservancy will show a video about their organization and discuss the current controversy of baseball field development on the Woodlands Trail grounds in Plaquemines Parish that threatens to destroy the trail, an important public natural area.

WHERE: Audubon Zoo Dominion Auditorium 

DATE: Sunday, October 11, 2015
TIME: 6:30 PM refreshments
7 to 8 PM program
QUESTIONS: Call 504-307-0187