Sunday, September 19, 2010

New Orleans Group/LWV-New Orleans screening of "Tar Creek"

Sierra Club/New Orleans Group (in co-sponsorship with the The League of Women Voters-New Orleans) is screening the environmental film "Tar Creek" on Thursday, Sept. 23rd, from 7-9pm, at the Audubon Zoo's Dominion Education Center. We request a donation of $2-$3 per person to defray costs.
Everyone is welcome to come.

This environmental documentary examines the Tar Creek Superfund Site, a stretch of Oklahoma heartland that has long been profoundly damaged by zinc and lead mining. The piece looks back as far as 100 years into Tar Creek's history (when the U.S. government removed natives from the land), and traces the many offenses that have been committed against the area and its people over the past century.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Tangipahoa River Canoe/Kayak Trip

Tangipahoa River Canoe/Kayak Trip
Paddle  the beautiful Tangipahoa River:  Arcola to Amite-- easy five mile stretch,  good for beginners
When: Sunday, September 26
Must have canoe or kayak (no rental on River)
For rendezvous location and time contact Harvey Stern at 504-891-7116 or hrstern@juno,com

Hike in new Bogue Chitto State Park: Sat, October 9 from 10am – 4pm

The group will meet at Lakeside Shopping Center and carpool to the park an hour and 15 minutes north. The group will have a picnic and then hike the park's trails and, if members are inclined, play on the beach and/or in the Bogue Chitto River. Canoes and kayaks are welcome but hiking boots or sturdy shoes are required. Come help us break in the state's new park!

For information and to sign up, email:

or call Joelle at 504-715-2647.