Meetings

Meetings

We host meetings on the second and third Wednesdays of each month, at 6:30pm. All members and interested individuals are invited to attend.
Location:
First United Methodist Church
703 Lee Avenue
Lafayette, LA 70501



Follow Sierra Club signs to meeting room, or:
From back entrance, ascend stairs then turn right, go into short hallway on the right, meeting room will be on the left.


Executive Committee (ExCom) and Conservation Meetings

We host our ExCom/Conservation meeting at 6:30pm on the 2nd Wednesday of every month FU Methodist, 703 Lee Ave.  The ExCom discusses environmental issues relevant to the Acadiana region, organizes outings, campaigns and other events, and handles other business of the Group.  All are welcome to attend.  Elections for the ExCom are held yearly and are open to all active members of the Acadian Group who are current with their dues.
 
General Meeting and Lecture Series
The Acadian Group holds a general meeting and/or hosts a guest lecture or film at 6:30pm on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the First United Methodist Church, 703 Lee Ave., downtown Lafayette.  Everyone is invited.

***The Acadian Group of the Sierra Club is always looking for speakers. Past speakers have talked about wildlife, native plants, invasive species, reforestation, environmental education, the news media, and environmental concerns of local or global nature. If you would like to volunteer or suggest a speaker for the general meeting please contact Harold Schoeffler, Acadian Group Chairman at 337-234-4042 or email cadistyle@aol.com.***

 

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3 Comments

  1. Thank you Ms Lewis. I would like to invite you to attend our meetings to learn about volunteer opportunities. Please send your email to mine below for more info. Thanks!

  2. I live at the end of Kaliste Saloom Road in Lafayette, where the new connector and coulee diversion are. As I write this, workmen are in the process of bulldozing the remaining hardwood trees between the old roadway and the coulee. I called Liz Hebert, my councilwoman, who queried the engineer Marl Laverrgne, why the trees had to be destroyed. This was his reply, and I’d like to know if this is accurate: “The trees along the coulee have been slated for removal since the beginning of the project, but the contactor is doing it now since traffic is out of the way. Trees are damaging to roadways since they remove moisture from the soil in isolated areas, leading to pavement failure. If you recall the recent Kaliste Salooom Road Rehab project, the vast majority of failures of the road were adjacent to trees and the failed sections basically mirrored the tree drip lines. Also, the roots would slowly penetrate the concrete erosion protection which has been placed in the coulee, causing it to fail and leading to erosion. A final concern is that the trees are simple wild species which are probably nearing their life expectancy where they will begin dropping branches.” My reply was, “is there such a thing as a good tree then, from an engineering standpoint?” I also questions that these hardwoods are “nearing the end of their life expectancy.”

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