About the Meetings
The Austin Regional Group now meets on the SECOND Tuesday of every month (except holidays) in North Dining Room of Scholz' Beer Garten, 1607 San Jacinto. All general meetings are open to members and non-members alike. Please join us for a social hour prior to the meeting.
- Socal hour starts at 6:00 PM - come early and order food and drinks from the Scholz' kitchen. Directions and menus at www.scholzgarten.net.
- Meeting starts at 7:00 PM
- Follow this link for a MAP of the location of Scholz'
- PARKING: Parking is usually limited on the streets surrounding Scholz' but free parking is available after 6 PM and at several of the state parking garages close by (check first - parking is sometimes restricted or fees are charged for special events).
These Meetings will also be posted on Austin Sierra Club Meetup Events Caledar.
Next Meeting: Mar. 11th, 6PM Social Hour, 7PM Lecture
March 11, 2014. Local Sierra Club Outings
Outings and Inner City Outings will give a presentation showing highlights of the past year's activities... Sure, Outings goes to the popular places such as Ladybird Lake and Barton Creek Greenbelt, but you'll also get a glimpse of some of the newer and more obscure trails, which really deserve a look. There may be trails right near your home which you've never heard of! Inner City Outings, the community outreach branch of the Sierra Club, will describe their latest programs and the client agencies they are working with. Many of the leaders will be in attendance, and you'll get a chance to chat before and after the meeting.
April 8, 20 14. The Natural (and Unnatural) History of Waller Creek from the perspective of Kevin Anderson, Ph.D., urban ecologist and director of the Center for Environmental Research, a partnership formed in 1989 between Austin Water, the University of Texas, and Texas A&M University to support urban ecology and sustainability studies for Austin. Kevin will touch upon such topics as Waller Creek, the tunnel project and Waller Creek Conservancy, along with Joseph Jones, Roy Bedichek and Frank Dobie – who all worked or lived on the creek. See http://www.austintexas.gov/cer for more information about Anderson’s free 2014 lunchtime lecture series on Nature and the American Mind.
May 13, 2014. Annual Picnic in Zilker Park
June 10, 2014. Project Connect: Central Corridor with John-Michael Cortez.
The Central Corridor Transportation Study, part of the regional transportation vision, has the goal of providing transportation options to all municipalities in the Central Texas region. John-Michael will discuss transportation investment options for our city’s core as well as modes under consideration, including high-capacity transit. John-Michael Cortez, an Austin native who serves as the Community Involvement Manager at Capital Metro, is also an active member of the Rotary Club of East Austin and a founding member of FuturoFund Austin. Mr. Cortez grew up working in his family's restaurants in Austin, was previously employed as a consultant at an Austin-based business