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OUR NEXT SIERRA CLUB MEETING May18, 2004
Time:12:00pm
Place: Blucher Nature Center (across from Blucher Park)
              205 N. Carrizo, Corpus Christi
Topic:

SIERRA CLUB April 2004 Meeting Minutes

The meeting started off with a discussion of the Earth Day/Bay Day
events at the Naval Air Station on the weekend of April 16 and 17. All
agreed that is was a success, with a reported 30,000 persons attending.
It was noted that a goodly number of Corpus Christi municipal personnel
were actively involved;, along with the environmental groups. One Sierra
member summed it up: " Exhaustive but worth it."  

Venice Scheurich, a turtle patrol member, reported that the drilling activity on
the Padre Island National Seashore (PINS) has markedly increased and that
very heavy equipment is being used.  The activity has also commenced at
the old well site at Yarborough Pass.  She said one truck actually had 22 wheels,
which she counted twice. 

NOTE: The projected weekend PINS Sit-In (April 24-25) was cancelled.
Chris Wilhite from State Sierra emailed this message "A few days ago I sent an
email describing a volunteer meeting and campout on Padre Island National Seashore. 
Due to weather and other factors, that has been cancelled.  We will instead meet at
the Southern Plains Field Office at 2906 Medical Arts in Austin.  The meeting will
begin at 6:30pm. .. ‘ 

Ken Jobe, Recycling Chair, stated that he saw a "glow of hope"
for more city recycling: At a recent City recycling committee meeting
the group adopted a "Neighborhood Improvement Program", a projected trial project
in specific areas of the City where the recycling rate is low. The committee would help
the neighborhood association to write a newsletter, etc. A proposed pilot project with the
Morningside Neighborhood group is in the works. In addition, the committee is looking at
City-wide events such as the 4th of July parade as another way to encourage recycling. .

Frank Hankins, Secretary
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                     COASTAL BEND GROUP

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

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

         *Mina WIlliams                                     Vice Chairman

         * Judy Tor            630 -241-2605        Treasurer

         * Frank Hankins          991-4637          Secretary

         * Hal Suter                   852-7938         Delegate to State

  COMMITTEE CHAIRS

* Venice Scheurich                              Marine

*Joyce Jarmon                                      Air Quality

*Kathy Griffith,     578-5291              Membership & Publicity

* Ken Jobe             993-3737             Recycling

*Hal Suter & Mina Williams                  Political
   852-7938   

* Frank Hankins     991-4637             Environmental Justice

* Sheril Smith                                        International Population

* Pat Suter                                            Parks and Refuges