Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Tunica Hills / Clark Creek Outing

Got a summertime hiking itch that needs scratching? Acadian Group of the Sierra Club can help with that. We're leading a hike at the Clark Creek Natural area on June 14. Members and Friends throughout Louisiana are invited to participate.

Clark Creek Natural Area in the Tunica Hills is a member favorite hiking destination despite being forgivably located just across the state line in Mississippi which was a part of the Delta Chapter in our founding years. This area has waterfalls and hiking trails deep in the Tunica Hills. There are improved steps on the hillsides, on some waterfalls, and most trails are maintained with primitive trails also available.

Sunday, May 18, 2014


Dr. Riki Ott

Riki Ott, a former commercial fisherwoman, trained marine toxicologist and "accidental activist" since the Exxon Valdez disaster on issues of concern to coastal communities and democracy will be the guest speaker for Acadian Group of the Sierra Club on Wednesday May 21, 2014.

Ott visits the Gulf Coast this month to meet with community organizations to discuss upcoming proposed revisions to the National Contingency Plan, what this means to people who live in areas impacted by these activities, and how to make an official public comment. The Federal Government is preparing revisions to the NCP to direct future disaster response efforts relating to all forms of oil and energy extraction contamination.

Ott will discuss the petitioning drive to Ban the Use of Corexit as an oil remediation tool and her effort to organize communities for a new program called ALERT -A Locally Empowered Response Team - that will gather baseline data to be compared with data after a disaster, and will provide treatment to people who have been chemically exposed.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Please contact us to RSVP so we may plan an appropriate sized room at the church meeting hall to accommodate everyone.

Meeting begins at 6:30pm located at First United Methodist Church, 703 Lee Avenue, Lafayette, LA. Entry to the church hall faces the rear parking lot visible from Johnston Street. Meeting room upstairs on the right. Share this update, and please bring a friend!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Guest Speaker Update for May 14 Conservation Meeting

Short Notice Update:

Guest speaker for tonight’s (Wed, May 14) meeting of Sierra Club Acadian Group will be Ron Boustany, NRCS Water Quality Researcher working at the Wetlands Center. The meeting will be at the First United Methodist Church at 703 Lee Ave in Lafayette. Meeting time is 6:30 pm.