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OUR NEXT SIERRA CLUB MEETING IS Tuesday, NOVEMBER 19, 2002
Time: 12:15 pm
Place: Art Community Center, 100 Shoreline
Comments from the Chair:
- Pat Suter
SIERRA CLUB October 2002 MINUTES
Sierra Club met Oct. 15, with 12 members present. Pat Suter, Chair, reported
$12, 820 on hand. A Garage Sale was set for next Spring.
Pat announced that on Oct. 26 the Regional Water Conference for South Texas
and Border will be held in Mercedes. Pat said that currently there are no river flow
provisions for wildlife, citing a San Antonio proposal to pump water out of the
Gaudalupe instead of letting it go to bays and estuaries.
No new news from the Corps of Engineers re Packery Channel; however, the
Corpus Christi City Council passed a CYA North Padre Island Development
Act-- to sell $10.5 Million Packery bonds, thus relieving the City of obligations
for the bonds.
Local recycling has decreased drastically. HEB stores no longer carry recycled
products. We need to increase consumption, make a better market. Ask for recycled
paper products, as a starter.
Teresa Carillio reported that the Third Annual South Texas Wildlife and Birding
Festival will be held in Kingsville November 22-24. She added that a guide to birding
in that area had been commissioned and paid for by the Kingsville Convention and
Visitors Bureau. (C.C. C&VB please copy.)
Kathy Griffiths attended the statewide Texas Parks and Wildlife Expo September 23.
She said there were people "from all over an enormous number." In addition to lots
of commercial booths, the Texas General Land Office, sponsor, also had a booth with
Frank Hankins, Sec.
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Important Articles and News
KEMPS RIDLEY TURTLE UPDATE by Mina Williams &Venice Scheurich
he Corpus Christi Experiment VX Nerve Agent Disposal by Bill Alling
Should This City Be the Waste Dump
for Chemical Weapons Residue??
Bill Alling's Letter to The Caller-Times
GLOBAL WARMING - WHAT MUST BE DONE by Pat Suter - see Feb. 2001 News
Environmentalists are Worried -by Pat Suter
CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI DOUBLE STANDARD READY TO UNFOLD by Pat Suter - see November News
EMAIL SENATOR KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON TO EXPRESS YOUR UNFAVORABLE OPINION
ON HER BILL TO DO BEACH RESTORATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENHANCEMENT BY DREDGING PACKERY CHANNEL
COASTAL BEND GROUP
- EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE* Pat Suter 852-7938 Chairman
PHSUTER@aol.com * Randy Berryhill 883-0586 Vice Chairman * Judy Tor 241-2605 Treasurer * Frank Hankins 991-4637 Secretary
* Henry Berryhill 883-0586 Conservation
* Elaine Giessel 578-5291 Conservation (mid coast)
* Randy Berryhill 883-0586 Membership
* Ken Jobe 993-3737 Recycling
* Bill Alling 289-9090 Air Pollution
* Frank Hankins 991-4637 Coastal
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