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Our group is devoted to exploring, enjoying and protecting the planet. We have meetings, mostly on environmental and sustainability topics, and outings, such as day hikes, canoeing/kayaking, camping, and backpacking. You do not have to be a member of ANYTHING to participate.

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September General Meeting-Lowdown on Oklahoma Climate Change Impacts

Oklahoma is getting hotter, dryer, and with less clean water available. Come on out and get EDUCATED about the coming impacts of climate change and how Oklahoma is going to radically change over the next 20 years. Speaker is Al Almendariz, our Regional Manager for Sierra Club and friend of Green Country. Place TBD.

Oklahoma Chapter Outing in the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

This is a weekend campout with our meal provided for Saturday evening. As before, we are limited to thirty folks at our site, so will require a deposit of $10 per person to reserve your spot. Please make your reservation by October 25th by sending a check for $10 per person to Oklahoma Sierra Club P. O. Box 4329 Tulsa, Oklahoma[masked] or to PayPal at https://www.paypal.com/us/home "Pay to friend" for camping and the meal. [masked] We will be cooking a meal on Saturday evening after our hikes. Be sure to bring your eating and drinking utensils with you, as we won't be providing any throw-away plastic or paper. And if you feel like bringing a special side dish, dessert or drink, please do. We won't complain. You must bring your own lunch, snacks and water with you while we are out of camp. The Sierra Club requires that you sign a liability waiver for any outing before leaving the campsite or cars. We will ask that you do so while in camp Saturday morning. A link to it is shown below so you have a chance to read it before arrival: http://clubhouse.sierraclub.org/outings/forms/gco/SignInWaiver.doc or the pdf version: http://clubhouse.sierraclub.org/outings/forms/gco/SignInWaiver.PDF Also, I thought it would be handy for you to have and read the 10 Essentials that we speak of so often. These are not requirements, just a guideline for you to think about, if you want to to do some wilderness travels. They are below. From the Sierra Club Outings Leader Handbook: There are many variations of the "essential" items to carry, depending on the outing and the environment. Listed below are the concept-based Ten Essentials as adapted from the Mountaineers' Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills. This is a good starting list of what a leader should consider bringing: 1. Navigation equipment (map and compass) 2. Fire (matches or lighters) 3. Signaling device (whistle or mirror) 4. Sun protection (sunglasses and sunblock) 5. Insulation (extra clothing) 6. Nutrition (extra food) 7. Hydration (extra water and/or the means to purify more) 8. Illumination (flashlight/headlamp) 9. First aid kit 10. Emergency shelter (trash bag/bivy sack/tent) 11. Bonus: Outing-specific repair kit (bike/raft/etc.), including tools Also be aware that rain is possible for both Saturday and Sunday, with daytime temperatures in the low 60's, and in the 40's at night. Unless there is a complete washout or lightning or other natural disaster, we will be camping and "sauntering" as John Muir would have liked to say. So be prepared to walk in the rain, and bring extra, dry, warm clothing and shoes to change into if needed, and we'll get a campfire going back at camp. I'm really looking forward to seeing you all, and having a great time in the rocks and woods. =p=

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Linnaeus Teaching Gardens

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Monthly Meeting

Linnaeus Teaching Gardens

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