APRIL NEWS 2000
                  
Should This City Be the Waste Dump
              for Chemical Weapons Residue??
        
redhot.gif (1175 bytes) The Corpus Christi Experiment VX Nerve Agent Disposal by Bill Alling
              Bill Alling's Letter to The Caller-Times
             redhot.gif (1175 bytes)KEMPS RIDLEY TURTLE PRESS RELEASE FROM AUSTIN - 2/9/00
       
    redhot.gif (1175 bytes)KEMPS RIDLEY TURTLE UPDATE by Mina Williams &Venice Scheurich
           CBBEP   by Frank Hankins - see January 2000 Newsletter
           THE LEPC    by Edith Cosgrove- see January 2000 Newsletter


                               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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April Meeting: Tuesday,April   18, 2000

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: PACKERY CHANNEL BRUHAHA

This month we will again consider the ever-reoccurring attempts of various development types to dredge Packery Channel. Please ready the history of the public attempts in the past few years. THE BAYS FOUNDATION will host a presentation on this issue with Rick Medina from the Corps of Engineers in Galveston and Tom Utter from the City on April 10 at the Natural Resources Center at 6 p.m. We are invited to participate. Plan to come and hear the latest in this mess and them come prepared to discuss what we as the Sierra Club might do.
Also this month mark APRIL 22 on your calendar. This is EARTH DAY-age 30. It is hard to believe that 30 years ago we held the first EARTH DAY around the country. Since that time, many things have happened. We have had a good deal of federal legislation designed to protect the earth, but still have a long way to go.
This year we will participate in a big celebration with a demonstration table giving our attractions and work plans. The event is fron 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 22. There will be many events during this day and your might want to read the paper for the latest announcements at the time approaches. The whole event will be held at HAZEL BAZEMORE PARK off Highway 624 just past Calallen High School. Plan to come, and if possible help at the Sierra table.
The other major event for us is the SPRING GARAGE SALE on Saturday, April 15. Thanks to some wonderful donors our finances are not in bad shape. However, a cushion is always welcome. So start collecting as soon as you receive this newsletter and bring your items to 1002 Chamberlain Friday, April 14. The sale will be as usual on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Help is needed to price the items that do not have a tag already on them and to help sell on Saturday.
The donors who so graciously sent donations have certainly helped the bank account. Unfortunately, I have misplaced the list and can only remember a few. When I find the list, I will acknowledge the ones who are omitted this time. The ones I remember are Dr. Paul Gray, Mrs. John Zerr, Camp Gilliam, Bill Alling, Pat Suter