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NOVEMBER NEWS 2005

Important Events

OUR NEXT COASTAL BEND GROUP SIERRA CLUB MEETING
Time: 11:30am
Place: Call Pat Suter or Venice Scheurich for location

Minutes of Coastal Bend Sierra Club   Meeting—Nov, 2005

NOVEMBER NEWS 2005

Important Events

OUR NEXT COASTAL BEND GROUP SIERRA CLUB MEETING
Time:
Place: Call Pat Suter or Venice Scheurich for location and time

Minutes of Coastal Bend Sierra Club   Meeting—Nov. 15, 2005

The Coastal Bend Sierra Club met at 11:30am at the Central Library on Comanche St. on Tuesday, November 15. Chairperson Pat Suter called the meeting to order, welcomed members, and gave a brief financial report.

Lone Star Executive Committee member Hal Suter reported on that group’s recent Austin meeting. No controversial issues were discussed. The Executive Committee voted to endorse Dr. Paul Montagna’s current research re the National Estuarine Research Reserve. The studies in this project seek to determine effects of current coastal management actions. They also seek to determine what new management strategies are necessary to protect, enhance, and restore coastal resources. The Executive Committee’s next meeting will be in January. Also in January, Lone Star Sierra plans to host a production featuring the actor who portrays John Muir at Yosemite National Park presentations. This Austin production is scheduled for the 28th and 29th.

Chairperson Pat Suter made several announcements involving Texas Parks and Wildlife Department matters. TPWD has revised their procedures for buying and selling land. They will seek input from the state’s environmental groups and citizens before taking action on land matters. Also, TPWD is concerned that they have no dedicated funds for operating state parks and consequently, some of the parks are not open for public use at the present time. More information on this will be brought to the community by State Parks Superintendent Walt Mabrey in December when he speaks at the open forum sponsored by Corpus Christi Bays Foundation. In another matter, TPWD intends to prohibit oil and gas drilling in Mustang Island State Park; off shore drilling will be required of operators. Mrs. Suter also reported that the General Land Office is leasing sites in the Gulf of Mexico near Galveston for an experimental windmill farm. Sierra is concerned that migrating birds not be disrupted by such a wind farm.

Saturday, November 19th. Donations for the sale are also needed and will be received at this address on Friday afternoon.

Joyce Jarmon, member of the Long Term Health Committee, reported that air monitors in the city had picked up benzene emissions which were at higher than acceptable levels on many October days. Representatives of Citgo and Valero explained that much of this was probably caused by activities related to cleaning sediment out of their storage tanks. Refinery representatives also reported that new infrared technology had alerted them to some leaks in pipes and that new seals were being installed to stop the leaks.

Pat Suter announced that volunteers are still needed for working at the petition sign-up table at the courthouse during November. More than 2300 signatures have been collected at this time and there is much interest in the city’s recent action which would prohibit driving on a stretch of the Gulf beach near the Holiday Inn on Padre Island. The petitioners hope to collect the 8000 signatures necessary to have the beach closure issue placed on the ballot next May.

Teresa Carillo of CCBF reminded members of the reception and party on Wednesday, November 16th at the Blucher house and of the annual awards dinner at the Ortiz Center on Thursday, November 17th. Pat Suter announced that Sierra had reserved two tables and that members interested in attending should contact her.

Prior to adjourning at 1:00pm, Chairperson Suter made an appeal for help at the yard sale which will be held at 1002 Chamberlain on Saturday, November 19th.   Donations for the sale are also needed and will be received at this address on Friday afternoon. 

Submitted by Venice Scheurich



January 2005 Kemp's Ridley Update by Mina Williams & Venice Scheurich

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                          COASTAL BEND GROUP

                       EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Pat Suter 852-7938 Chairman
phsuter@stx.rr.com    
     
Mina Williams 882-1179 V.Chairman
Judy Tor 361-672-4703 Treasurer
Venice Scheurich  241-4289 Secretary
Hal Suter 852-7938 State Delegate
     
COMMITTEE CHAIRS    
     
Venice Scheurich  241-4289 Conservation
Bill Alling   Air Quality
Kathy Griffith 578-5291 Membership/Publicity
Hal Suter and Mina
Williams
852-7938 Political
Hal Suter 852-7938 Walks
Hal Suter 852-7938 Rep. to Lone Star Ch.
Kathy Griffith 578-5291 Field Trips
Teresa Carillo 882-3439 Field Trips
Cheryl McGrath   Webmaster



  Cheryl McGrath      Webmaster
 
csmcgrath@earthlink.net
             

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      Addresses:

          ELECTED OFFICIALS ADDRESSES

  • Hon. Solomon Ortiz                         State Rep. ____
    House Office Bldg.                           P.O. Box 2910  
    Washington, D.C. 20515-4315       Austin, TX 78768-2910
                                                                    32 Gene Seaman
                                                                    33 Vilma Luna
                                                                    34 Jaime Capelo

    Hon. Kay Bailey Hutchison            Sen. John Cornyn
     Senate Office Building                   Senate Office Building
     Washington, D.C. 20510                Washington, D.C. 20510

        Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa    Commissioner Jerry Patterson
        P.O. Box 12068                            GLO 1700 Congress Ave.
        Austin, TX 78711                         Austin, Texas 78701

         Commissioner (Chairman)       President George Bush
          TCEQ                                        The White House
          P.O. Box 13087                       Washington, DC
          Austin, TX 78711                     president@white-house.gov
                                             
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A Philosophy of Stewardship               
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 Submitted by Venice Scheurich

January 2005 Kemp's Ridley Update by Mina Williams & Venice Scheurich

#################

See The Observer on-line

WATCH THE COASTAL BEND SIERRA CLUB ON CABLE CHANNEL 10 on
WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT 8:30PM.  Galaxie Video does an excellent job of
producing the show. 

                          COASTAL BEND GROUP

                       EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Pat Suter 852-7938 Chairman
phsuter@stx.rr.com    
     
Mina Williams 882-1179 V.Chairman
Judy Tor 361-672-4703 Treasurer
Venice Scheurich  241-4289 Secretary
Hal Suter 852-7938 State Delegate
     
COMMITTEE CHAIRS    
     
Venice Scheurich  241-4289 Conservation
Bill Alling   Air Quality
Kathy Griffith 578-5291 Membership/Publicity
Hal Suter and Mina
Williams
852-7938 Political
Hal Suter 852-7938 Walks
Hal Suter 852-7938 Rep. to Lone Star Ch.
Kathy Griffith 578-5291 Field Trips
Teresa Carillo 882-3439 Field Trips
Cheryl McGrath   Webmaster



  Cheryl McGrath      Webmaster
 
csmcgrath@earthlink.net
             

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      Addresses:

          ELECTED OFFICIALS ADDRESSES

        Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa    Commissioner Jerry Patterson
        P.O. Box 12068                            GLO 1700 Congress Ave.
        Austin, TX 78711                         Austin, Texas 78701

         Commissioner (Chairman)       President George Bush
          TCEQ                                        The White House
          P.O. Box 13087                       Washington, DC
          Austin, TX 78711                     president@white-house.gov
                                             
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Coastal Bend Sierra Club E-Mail

This page was last updated on 12/28/05.

 Protect America's Environment.
For our families, for our future.

       
A Philosophy of Stewardship               
The Sierra Club's statement of Purpose is:  To explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

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