NOVEMBER NEWS 1999 
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KEMPS RIDLEY TURTLE UPDATE

           redhot.gif (1175 bytes)NOTE: DECEMBER MEETING IS DECEMBER 14 at 11:15 - ART CENTER

             COASTAL BEND GROUP
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         * Pat Suter                   852-7938              Chairman
            PHSUTER@aol.com

         * Randy Berryhill        883-0586        Vice Chairman

         * Judy Tor                  241-2605                Treasurer

         * Dorothy McLaren   883-0435                 Secretary

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November meeting: November 16

Art Community Center, 100 Shoreline
Lunch, 11:15 a.m., Business meeting, 12:15 p.m.
(You may bring your lunch to the business meeting if your
time is limited.)
Program: URBAN SPRAWL...THE MANY DOWNSIDES

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             FIELD TRIPS AND MEETINGS

 

GULF COAST: NOVEMBER 10-14. 6th Rio Grand Valley Birding Festival
Harlingen, TX. (800-531-7346)

LOCAL: NOVEMBER 15...TEXAS RECYCLES MEETING..11 A.M. TO 2 P.M. AT TAMUCC, University Center, free hot dogs and drinks.

NOVEMBER 20..Port Aransas..Birding trip led by Audubon Outdoor Club's Leonabelle Turnbull. Call 361-749-5307 for details.

NOVEMBER WEEKENDS: Brazos Bend State Park, Needville.
Call 409-345-5101 for details.

November Wednesdays through Sundays: Plantation House, barns, grounds tours. Varner-Hogg Plantation, West Columbia. Call 409-345-4656.

November 13, 20, 27. Calypso Duck Mission River Tours,
Fennessey Ranch, Refugio, 361-529-6600.


DECEMBER  4
...Audubon Society field trip to North Bay Sanctuary near Aransas Pass. Call 361-882-7232 for details.

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This month we will take up the issue of urban sprawl and the drive for many to have a home in the country..or at least a large lot in some subdivision away from the city. Here in south Texas there is seemingly a lot of land available, but we forget that most of this land could, and used to be, used for agriculture. Can we afford to continually lose this land. And can we continually annex land far from the city center which calls for more highways, more car travel, more congestion, and so on. What is the real price in time and anxiety  we are paying for all this? The national Sierra has declared urban sprawl to be a priority issue. Come to the meeting and add your thoughts.
Last month was the first time we contacted our members via this medium, e-mail, and newspaper notices. It is too early to tell if this method will actually get our message out to more people, but the attendance at the meeting was encouraging.
Readers of this web site are asked to write to either me or Cheryl McGrath, our web master, with their thoughts and please feel free to contribute letters or articles to this site.
See you at the meeting on November 16.


REGULAR MEETING DATES FOR FALL ARE THE THIRD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH: OCT.19,  NOV.16,   **DEC.14.  SO MARK YOUR CALENDAR
*December meeting is the 2nd Tuesday