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Stroll Beyond Coal – Chisholm Trail – Plano (11/20/2010)

Posted by youngsierrans on November 19, 2010

Texans across the state are participating in Beyond Coal community events to call for clean energy solutions in Texas, and raise awareness about the threat that coal-fired power poses to the state’s environment and citizen health. We are calling on our elected officials to stop the coal rush in Texas – 13 additional coal-fired power plants are in the early development or permitting process! Many of these plants will be located SE of DFW and contribute to our already poor air quality.

Join us to Stroll Beyond Coal with other Dallas area folks at our Day Hike on the Chisholm Trail in Plano! Sign the “No More Coal” petition to elected state officials, bring anti-new coal posters for photos, receive free t-shirts!!

Time/Date: 9:30 AM – November 20th
Location: Meet in front of the Starbucks/Barnes Noble in Plano (801 West 15th Street, just west of US 75)
Details: We will walk 5-6 miles on a paved path. Bring water. No reservations, just show up. Optional lunch afterward.
Leader: Judy Cato 972-238-5738(H)


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Katy Trail 5K (5/14/09)

Posted by youngsierrans on May 9, 2009

ktLogoHome2 Come out to join us at this year’s 11th annual Katy Trail 5K on Thursday, May 14th! The event offers WALK/RUN/SKATE options and is open to all levels of participants. At the end of the race, there’s a party in Reverchon Park, featuring signature dish samples from many of Dallas’ finer restaurants, along with adult beverages and live music – all complimentary to participants!

If you’d like to participate and meet up with other YS folks, please register for the race and then send an email to youngsierrans[at] and indicate if you’d like to meet before or after the race. The day before the event, we will email the pre and post race meet up details to everyone that has RSVP’d.

Date: Thursday – May 14th, 2009
Location: Reverchon Park (Dallas, TX) – 3535 Maple Ave., 75219 (map)
Race Start Time: 6:15 pm
Cost: Participate in Race = $30; Volunteer at Race = FREE
Online Registration: Link
In Person Registration: Luke’s Locker – 3607 Oak Lawn, 75219

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Day Hike – Rowlett Creek Nature Trail – Garland (4/25/09)

Posted by youngsierrans on April 13, 2009

day-hikePlease join us for a day hike around the Rowlett Creek Nature Trail (RCNT) on Saturday,  April 25th.  The RCNT, located in the Rowlett Creek Preserve, is a four-mile loop on packed dirt of moderate difficulty with mostly shaded woodland and creek scenery.  Let’s bring picnic lunches to enjoy after the hike, which should last about 1.5 hours.

All are welcome to join us.  We hope to see you there!

Date: Saturday – April 25th, 2009
Time: 10am at the trailhead
Location: Rowlett Creek Preserve – Intersection of Castle Dr & E. Centerville Rd, Garland (Map)
Picnic Lunch: Individual responsibility
Additional Info: Trail map/description link. Leashed pets are welcome. Trail conditions are dependent on weather; wear appropriate hiking gear.

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Thanksgiving Morning Nature Hike – Dallas (11/27/08)

Posted by youngsierrans on November 25, 2008

Great Trinity Forest - Texas Buckeye Trail

Great Trinity Forest - TX Buckeye Trail

Good News!

In place of the Turkey Trot we’ve organized a morning hike at the Texas Buckeye Trail located in the south Dallas area.  Anyone’s welcome to join us; no RSVP required.

Time: Meet at the TX Buckeye Trail trailhead at 9:00 AM (probably no more than two hours worth of trails)

Location: 7000 Bexar Street, Dallas, TX  75215 (map).  The below website has directions from other parts of town.

  • Take Central (US-75) South to I-45 (just past downtown) and Exit Kaufman US-175.
  • Follow US-175 through the “big curve” and exit Right on Bexar St.
  • Follow Bexar St. to the right all the way south to the cul-de-sac.
  • Park in the cul-de-sac near the park entrance.
  • NOTE: Don’t bring any valuables you don’t need that morning.  If you must, lock them in the trunk – out of sight – prior to parking at the trailhead.

Trail Website:

Bring: Probably best to wear pants, hiking shoes, camera, water, bug spray, etc.

This is a very pretty trail with paths to the Trinity River and through the Buckeye grove.  We hiked this trail in the spring to witness the Buckeyes bloom (see photos on the site).  I think the total distance to hike everything is about 3+ miles of easy/level hiking.

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YS Participation in Turkey Trot – * Canceled *

Posted by youngsierrans on October 10, 2008

Dallas Sierra Club YS Folks – We are canceling this Young Sierrans event and possibly scheduling a nature-oriented day hike.

* For others interested in the Trot…

More Info/Registration: Official Turkey Trot website (map of race course, online/mail/run shop registration details, FAQs).

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Guided Tour of the New Trinity River Audubon Center/Day Hike – Dallas (11/22/08)

Posted by youngsierrans on October 10, 2008

Trinity River Audubon Center (TRAC)

11/25/08 Update: Tour photos can be found on the YS Flickr site (link over on the right).Feel free to send me any photos you’d like to share!


Please join us for a guided tour of the new Trinity River Audubon Center and a hike around the facility’s trails. Learn about the center’s site (former illegal landfill), sustainable building design/development and other background info from the center’s Education Director.

All are welcome; you don’t need to be a Sierra Club member to join us.

Date: Saturday – November 22nd, 2008
Time: 10:00 AM

Location: 6500 South Loop 12, Dallas, 75217 (map).
Cost: We’re negotiating a group rate which should be about $5 per person.
To Participate: Please RSVP by 11/18 to the Evite or email the youngsierrans[at] email address. Final details (where to meet, etc.) will be distributed to participants on 11/19.
More Info: Trinity River Audubon Center website.

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