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Do you want to learn how to help conserve and enjoy the natural world around you? Join the Cross Timbers Sierra Club on May 26 to hear about the group and Blackland Prairie Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists, and hike on the Greenbelt Corridor of Lake Ray Roberts State Parkon May 30.

The Cross Timbers Sierra Club group members will meet 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 26 at the yellow house that is adjacent to the Diggin It shop at 507 ½ Tennessee St. in McKinney. Cross Timbers Sierra Club members will give an update on upcoming legislative items that impact Collin, Denton, Fannin, and Grayson counties, the region, and the state, as well as initiatives that the Lone Start Chapter of the Sierra Club are currently pursuing.

 Sally Evans of the Blackland Prairie Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist will speak about the group’s latest events, including its Butterfly Beauties Festival, and how the CollinCounty based group is helping people get involved in the natural area around them. For more information about the group, please visit the group’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/#!/bptmn?fref=ts

Items will also be included in a raffle and silent auction at the meeting. For more information, please contact Brandi Price, Communications Coordinator for the Cross Timbers Sierra Club group, at brandireneeprice@gmail.com.

Morning hike in Denton County on May 30- The Cross Timbers Sierra Club group will also host a hike from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 30th at the Greenbelt Corridor Trail at LakeRayRobertsState Park in DentonCounty.

The group will meet at the entrance of the Greenbelt Corridor Trail and parking area that is located off of State Highway 380. Please see that attached map of the parking area and entrance to the trail, which is located on the east side of the map. For more information, please contact Cross Timbers Sierra Club Co-Chair Harrison Wicks at harrisonwicks@gmail.com.

Movie night and McKinney environmental education speaker on June 9-Martha Cavazos-Fipps, Environmental Coordinator for the City of McKinney’s, will speak about the city’s ongoing environmental education classes and events at the June 9 Cross Timbers Sierra Club meeting. The meeting will be held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 9 at the John and Judy Gay Library, 6861 W. Eldorado Parkway in McKinney. We will also be watching the documentary “National Geographic: Can the Gulf Survive?” which details how the BP Deepwater Horizon gulf spill in 2010 impacted the GulfCoast.

The Cross Timbers Sierra Club group also has a booth at the Denton Community market. Additionally the group hosts a park clean-up from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month at TowneLake in McKinney at1405 Wilson Creek Parkway, just east of U.S. 75. Contact Price at brandireneeprice@gmail.com to participate.

The Cross Timbers Sierra Club serves Denton, Collin, Fannin, and Grayson counties. For more information, please contact Co-Chair Brandon Morton at brandonmorton@gmail.com, or Wicks and Price at their e-mail addresses listed above, or visit www.crosstimberssierraclub.com or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/#!/CrossTimbersSierraClub.

About the Sierra Club: Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization -- with more than 2 million members and supporters. For more information, please visit www.sierraclub.org. The Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club is an outdoor recreation and conservation organization representing approximately 21,000 Texans and 10 regional groups from Big Bend to Houston. For more information, please visit https://texas2.sierraclub.org/.

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