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.

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

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!"