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Cape Fear Sierra Club Monthly Meeting 

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 6:00 pm Free Pizza, 6:30 Program

Halybuton Park 4099 S. 17 St. 

Presentation by Warren Darrell - Natural Solutions to Climate Change

 

When properly planned and performed, restoration of soil, wetlands, coasts, the ocean, and  forests mitigates climate change and its effects by absorbing atmospheric carbon dioxide and  defending against drought and flood. We’ll visually explore ecosystem restoration in the  Carolinas, Florida, and Central America. 

Presenter Bio: 

Warren Darrell is a mentor for UNCW Environmental Science students and teaches  environmental topics at Osher Lifelong Learning Center - UNCW and Coastal Carolina  University. He is an active volunteer with the Ecologic Development Fund ad the U.S. Cost  Guard Auxiliary. Warren is a registered professional engineer with Masters degrees in  environmental engineering and environmental science.

Tour of new H2GO Reverse Osmosis (RO) Operations Plant in Brunswick County, WED, FEB 28 · 9:45 AM EST


DETAILS: Water Resource Manager Brian Griffith, will give us a facility tour and detailed explanation of the process. How fortunate to be able to hear about Reverse Osmosis, and view this new facility.


We will gather in the new training room for discussion, walk through the operations room, and then return for Q & A. The operations room is loud so bring noise cancelling headphones, or ear plugs if you are sensitive. It is also a requirement to wear long pants and close toed shoes on this tour.

Important - H2GO has a mandatory liability form that we must fill in before entering the building so arrive by 9:40 to complete the form and sign our Sierra Club list. Meet in the parking lot near the front door, and look for the Sierra Club banner. We need a headcount ahead of the tour, so if you sign up and change your mind, please remove yourself from the RSVP on Meetup. This also allows others to attend that may be on the waiting list.

(AT THIS MOMENT THE TOUR IS FULL, however feel free to sign the waiting list)

Looking forward to a great outing.

PAST EVENTS

Cape Fear Sierra Club Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 6:00 pm Free Pizza, 6:30 Program

Halyburton Park 4099 S. 17th St.

Energy Use, Trends, and Issues Including Comments on Nuclear Energy and NC Energy

Presentation by Roger Shew

About Roger Shew

Roger Shew teaches in the Earth and Ocean Sciences and Environmental Sciences Departments at UNCW. His focus is on Geoscience and Environmental Education where he works to consider sustainability (water, energy, ecosystems at the University and in the Community.

Join us for a Hike at Brunswick Nature Park!

When? Saturday, January 20th at 10:00 am

Where? Brunswick Nature Park 2601 River Road SE Winnabow, NC 28479

What? Brunswick Nature Park consists of 911 acres of wilderness that provide a dynamic mix of

vegetation, wildlife, ecosystems, vistas, wetlands and waterways. This land was donated to

Brunswick County in 2004 by the Coastal Land Trust, in order to create a public nature park. It

is open 365 days a year from dawn to dusk. Restrooms and porta-potties are in the parking area.

Additional Information:

  • MEET IN THE SECOND PARKING. Look for Jim, Chris or Suzanne and the Sierra Club banner, near restrooms or picnic table.

  • Participants should be prepared to walk on uneven, rooted trails, at a brisk pace through this lovely forest. The two loop trails, Canebrake and Gator, are for both hikers and bikers so we'll be looking out and giving way to bikers; we share the trail.

  • Those wishing to do a shorter walk, may leave the group after 1 loop walk (sign out required). Wear comfortable, sturdy shoes and bring water.

  • Optional coffee/hot chocolate in the parking lot afterwards (tailgate).

  • Bring cookies/snacks to share if interested.

  • Sign up will be on MeetUp, however it may not be posted there for a few days.

  • Questions? Contact Suzanne at rich.sue.sc@gmail.com

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