Outings

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Join us for any of the outings you find below. Want to have some fun? Sign up for one of our outings. The dates listed below are subject to change. To get the latest details, call 1-504-836-3062.

Outings are subject to change. You must register for all trips in advance by contacting New Orleans Group Outings Chair Colleen Morgan at colleen@bayourebirth.org or by calling 504-701-1880.

Come celebrate and get your hands dirty on National Public Lands Day on Saturday September 24th!

The Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Barataria Preserve in Lafitte, about 45 minutes south of New Orleans, will be welcoming volunteers to do a variety of projects, from trail clearing and trash pickup to aquatic invasive species removal. Volunteers must report to the Preserve headquarters at 9am and the project lasts until 1pm, but the park is open until 5pm for folks who would like to stay and enjoy the afternoon. Interested Sierra Club members will meet at 8am at the Wal-Mart parking lot on Tchoupitoulas Street to car-pool to the park.

More information about the project is on the attached press release from the National Park Service. If you plan to meet and car-pool with other Sierra Club members, please RSVP to me at tcolleen526@gmail.com by Wednesday, Sept. 21 - all volunteers must register with the NPS by Thursday, Sept. 22. I will register the group.

WHAT: National Public Lands Day volunteer project, Barataria Preserve
WHEN: 8am - 2pm, Sept. 24
WHERE: meet at Wal-Mart, Tchoupitoulas St., to car-pool to Barataria

IMPORTANT: Wear long pants and long sleeves and closed toed shoes or boots, and bring insect repellant, sunscreen and work gloves.

Barataria Preserve is a 20,000 acre national park with bottomland hardwood forest, swamp and marsh habitats suffering from land loss from a variety of causes, and the Sierra Club New Orleans Group has recently designated the preserve as a top priority for awareness, programs, and projects. We hope you can join us to spend a morning at this treasure that is in our backyard and give back to nature as we all get some good exercise doing physical labor!

We look forward to seeing you!

Colleen Morgan
Chair, Sierra Club N.O. Group
504-701-1880 cell

Press Release:
http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/10557624/1418558135/name/National%20Public%20Lands%20Day%20at%20Barataria%20Preserve%202011.pdf

Tangipahoa River Canoe/Kayak Trip
Paddle the beautiful Tangipahoa River:  Arcola to Amite-- easy five mile stretch,  good for beginners
When: Sunday, September 25
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:
joelle_finley@bellsouth.net
or call Joelle at 504-715-2647.

Recent outing photos:


The photos at this Web site were taken at a canoe outing on Bayou Bienvenue on the Orleans / St. Bernard Parish line in the eastern part of the New Orleans area.
Go to our events page to see more photos that were taken on the above mentioned Holy Cross Neighborhood Association (HCNA) and New Orleans Group Canoe outing.

N. O. Group outings program wants you


Hit our 'Contact us' page if you want to get involved in our outings program here in the New Orleans (and all of South East Louisiana and southern Mississippi) either as a leader or a participant.