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OUR NEXT SIERRA CLUB MEETING: Tuesday, April 15, 2003
Time: 12:15 pm
Place:  Art Community Center, 100 Shoreline
Topic: Conservation Update and Letter Writing

SIERRA CLUB MARCH 18 MINUTES

Stop the Drilling! Save our Seashore!

A weekend camp-in for Sierrans at Padre Island National Seashore March 29-31
will have fun activities with the serious purpose of protesting drilling in our
national park and protesting the Bush Administration’s destructive public lands
agenda. This project is a first for Texas: it has the backing and involvement
of the National, Regional, State, and Coastal Bend Sierra components.

Activities include a Saturday (March 29) Beach Cleanup at 3 p.m. and on Sunday
a Sea Turtle Sand Castle Contest opening at 10 a.m. and a 4 p.m.
Camp Fire Sing-a-Long.

Sally Drews and Erin Rogers from the State Sierra and Phyllis Dunham from
National Sierra came to the meeting to talk about needs for the Camp-in and
advice on where to go in town for help. They emphasized that a lot of
volunteers are needed for registration, serving food and drink, first aid,
guarding the sand castles, etc.

Put Suter, Chair, reported $12,139.71 in the treasury, that April 12 is the last
date for comments on the Packery Channel Final EIS, and that Earth Day-Bay Day
will be celebrated April 14 at Hazel Bazemore Park.

Frank Hankins, Secretary

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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            630 -241-2605                Treasurer

         * Frank Hankins          991-4637               Secretary

  •   COMMITTEE CHAIRS

    * Henry Berryhill     883-0586            Conservation

    * Kathy Griffith,      578-5291            Field Trips
       Teresa Carrillo      882-4349
    * 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
     
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