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Hear about Dallas' Great Trinity Forest & Liveable Arlington's grassroots group
Ranjana Bhandari will talk about Liveable Arlington, a grassroots organization advocating for a healthier city. And Ben Sandifer will tell us about Dallas' Great Trinity Forest, the largest urban hardwood bottomland forest in the United States. The citizens group Liveable Arlington advocates for and organizes toward a healthy, environmentally conscious, sustainable city. The group won the 2017 GreenSourceDFW Sustainable Leadership Award for Small Nonprofit. They led a successful grassroots effort to stop a disposal well from being installed next to Lake Arlington, a drinking water source for a half-million people. The victory was hailed as a regional milestone. Liveable Arlington's founder, Ranjana Bhandari, will talk about past successes and future projects. Dallas' Great Trinity Forest is the largest urban hardwood bottomland forest in the United States. Ben Sandifer will tell us about the history, geology, flora, fauna, and recreational opportunities of this public land. Ben Sandifer is an author, photographer, and environmental advocate for the Great Trinity Forest where he can often be found with camera in hand. His award winning nature photographs have been featured in local, state, and national publications. He is a Certified Master Birder through the Audubon Dallas sponsored North Central Texas Master Birder Program. In addition, Ben serves as naturalist at the Dallas Hunting and Fishing Club. Ben also holds the position of treasurer on the Board of Directors of Groundwork Dallas a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Groundwork Dallas mission is to regenerate, sustain, and improve the Dallas Elm Fork Greenbelt and Great Trinity Forest by developing community-based partnerships that educate and empower people, businesses, and organizations to promote environmental stewardship. In the Great Trinity Forest, Ben is an EPA and TCEQ certified Texas Stream Team volunteer who monitors the water at Big Spring - one of the last free flowing springs in Dallas. For his volunteer efforts, he was named the 2015 DFW Sustainable Leadership Volunteer of the Year and was nominated for the 2016 Texan of the Year by the Dallas Morning News. In 2016, he was named an Honorary Lifetime North Texas Master Naturalist for his substantial contributions to the furtherance of the activities of the chapter. Ben is a finalist in the GreenSourceDFW Sustainable Leadership Awards. Free. 7:00 pm, Tuesday, November 13, Dallas Sierra Club at Brookhaven College Map of meeting's location Everybody is welcome. You don't have to be a Sierra Club member. Just show up. We would love to meet you. The meeting starts at 7:00 pm in building H, the Geotechnology Institute building. From 6:30 to 7:00 you can enjoy snacks and refreshments as you wander among various issue booths to pick up information and talk with Sierra Club members. Contact Kirk Miller,[masked] [masked] The Dallas Sierra Club is a non-profit conservation organization whose purpose is to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the Earth. We are part of America's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, which was founded over 100 years ago.

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Brookhaven College, Building H

3939 Valley View Lane · Farmers Branch, TX