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Inner City Outings

Alamo Group Outings
Govt. Canyon hikers
Hike the Canyon at Government Canyon State Natural Area — August 10, 2013

Get Out the Vote
October 30, 2012
Sierrans helping to get out the vote for Pete Gallego!

Alamo Group Outings

Inner City Outings

Annual Potluck + Poetry Celebration
July 17, 2012
San Antonio’s poet laureate, Carmen Tafolla (who also happens to be a long-time Sierra Club member) was joined by San Antonio poets Bryce Milligan and Jim LaVilla-Havelin to give a special reading at our chapter’s annual summer potluck. Their poems and songs (Bryce is also a songwriter and musician) celebrated the rivers, land, and culture of the San Antonio region and gave voice to environmental concerns such as drought and climate change. It was an evening to feed both body (great potluck dishes!) and spirit, and culminated in attendees reading aloud poems by Sierra Club founder John Muir. The evening’s program was the idea of ExCom member Mobi Warren, herself a poet-naturalist interested in bringing San Antonio’s literary and environmental communities together to enjoy, explore, and protect the planet.
Picture of Poets
L-R: Carmen Tafolla, Bryce Milligan,
Mobi Warren, Jim LaVilla-Havelin

2011 Lone Star
Chapter Awards
March 31, 2012
The 2011 Lone Star Chapter Award Honorees were feted at a dinner held at Chez Zee Restaurant in Austin. For more about these awards, click here.

Tree Planting at Larkspur Elementary
March 9, 2012

Bon Voyage Party for Randy Carroll-Bradd
March, 2012
Guests enjoying the view at Dave Klar's pond
L-R: Dave Wells, Carolyn Wells, Dave Klar and Sara DeTurk
celebrating Randy Carroll-Bradd’s departure to the mountains of southern California
at Dave Klar’s beautiful homesite on a pond in north San Antonio.

Alamo Group Outings

Holiday Party - Potluck Supper
December 13, 2011
About 75 people attended our December 13th party at Lions Field Adult Center. Top 2011 volunteers received baked goods donated by Panera Bread. Decorations by Erica Zeitz, Loretta Van Coppenolle, Chris Anderson and Peggy Day.
Ravenmoor--John Wiesen on acoustic guitar and vocals, Sally Wiesen on fiddle, bodhran and vocals, and Ron Wilson on fiddle, concertina, and mandolin--performed traditional Celtic tunes and songs and original compositions. The trio excited and enchanted us with their haunting airs, rousing pub songs, and toe tapping jigs and reels.

Mitchell Lake Fall Festival
October 22, 2011
Alamo Group table at Mitchell lake festival
L-R: ExCom Member Gay Wright, Jack Elder, and Conservation Vice Chair Loretta Van Coppenolle promoted the Sierra Club to festival attendees.

LiveGreen Festival
October 15, 2011

Farewell to Donna Hoffman
October 11, 2011
Donna Hoffman, who served as Lone Star Chapter Communications Director, is leaving to go to Bike Texas after 7 years employed at the Sierra Club. Her farewell party was on a Tuesday evening at Scholz Garten in Austin. Loretta Van Coppennolle, Jerry Morrisey and Peggy Day represented the Alamo Group at the event. They presented a book, The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollen, to Donna inscribed from the Alamo Group.

Old Tunnel Wildlife Management Area Outing
September 21, 2011

Video of twilight bat emergence at Old Tunnel Wildlife Management Area

King William Parade
April 16, 2011
Sierrans in King William Parade
L-R: MaryEllen Garcia, Jon Butchkosky, Loyd Cortez, Angela Garcia, Peggy Day

Viva Botanica
April 9, 2011
Sierrans in King William Parade
The Alamo Group presented two hands-on activities for visitors at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens’ Viva Botanica. At the center right in the photo here, volunteers Allison Salinas and Jerry Morrisey demonstrate and oversee plant propagation through cuttings and, on the left, Burbank high school freshman volunteer Steven Gutierrez helps Ben Ryan of Organic Gardening Supplies with worm composting demonstrations. Children and adults alike loved learning how to make new plants and taking home their own creations, fertilized with samples of OGS’s super food—worm poop. Check out Ben’s blog and his comments on the event.