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OUR NEXT SIERRA CLUB MEETING IS Tuesday, NOVEMBER 19, 2002  
Time: 12:15 pm
Place:  Art Community Center, 100 Shoreline
Topic:

Comments from the Chair:
- Pat Suter

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
free handouts.

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

  •   COMMITTEE CHAIRS

    * 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

    * Cheryl McGrath                                 Web Master
     
    csmcgrath@earthlink.net


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ELECTED OFFICIALS ADDRESSES

        Senator Carlos Truan               Commissioner David Dewhurst
        P.O. Box 12068                         GLO
        Austin, TX 78711                       Austin, Texas 78701

         Commissioner (Chairman)       President George Bush
          TNRCC                                     The White House
          P.O. Box 13087                       Washington, DC
          Austin, TX 78711                     president@white-house.gov
                                             
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