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ONGOING ACTIVITIES

SUSTAINABLE THURSDAYS

One of the major campaigns of the Sierra Club is designed to encourage us all to live in a more sustainable way, including conservation of natural resources and understanding the impact of the personal choices we make.  Some Sierrans are meeting once a month to share informal fun and food with those interested in eating lower on the food chain.  Sustainable Thursday will meet at a local restaurant with an emphasis on plant-based food.  For more information, contact Ruth Lanigan Smart, rls2053@gmail.com, 940 368-1500.

 

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PAST ACTIVITIES

CLEAR CREEK NATURAL AREA

Did you know Denton owns a wonderful piece of land just east of the city?  It is the future site of Clear Creek Environmental Education Center.  The City and the Texas Master Naturalists are doing a great job of establishing a trail network in the area and restoring native habitat.  The walk will be easy and filled with birds and a wide variety of habitats for us to enjoy. Leader: Peg La Point 940-891-4984 or tnplapoint@msn.com

Directions:  Go east through Denton on Mingo Road, under Loop 288, and about two miles until Mingo dead-ends into Collins.  Go left (north) on Collins.  In less than a mile you will see the parking area on the right.  Alternate route: Go east on University (Hwy 380) through Denton.  Turn right (south) at the traffic light at either Nottingham or Mockingbird and then left (east) on Mingo Road.  Then follow the above directions.

Remember: on a Sierra-sponsored outing, you are required to sign in with the outing leader at the trailhead, and sign out if you leave the group.  You are not allowed to bring dogs or firearms, or entertainment devices that will disturb fellow hikers.

TOUR OF DENTON WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT AND LANDFILL

The City of Denton has made exciting changes to the treatment plant that you really must see.  The process is a wonder to behold.  When we visit the landfill we will see the amazing composting system that is turning yard and construction waste into beautiful mulch and “Dino Dirt”.  In addition to providing recycling opportunities, the City is now harvesting methane from the landfill to make biodiesel to fuel City trucks.  In the near future we will have a Hazardous Household Waste facility.   Join us to see the magic on a tour jointly sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Denton.

The landfill is at 1527 South Mayhill Road at the intersection of Spencer (just east of the Lowe’s on Loop 288)