Thursday, December 7, 2000

White Pine Group Meeting and Outing Calendar

Meeting/Program: Monday December 11, 2000 7 PM. Firstar Bank, Kennedy and Wacker across from Kennedy Mall (435 JF Kennedy Rd.)
Program: "The Pacific Northwest" by Jim Fahrion (postponed from September).
Meeting: Bylaws revision. Local issues: ATV park near Elkader, Barge Fleeting, Bottle Bill, etc.

Audubon Society Program: Thursday Dec. 14
7 PM, Lyons Nature Center, 8999 Bellevue Heights Rd. (Off US 52 South). Dick Worm of the White Pine Group will present a program about Sierra Club service trips featuring the Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument in Utah and its management plan (threatened by political and western opposition.) Scenes of Cockscomb Ridge, "The Wave", Kodachrome Basin, Colt Mesa work site, Silver Falls Creek Canyon to the Escalante River, Wolverine Petrified Wood Area, and Wolverine Canyon to Horse Canyon will be featured.

Outing: Sunday December 17, 2000
Hike and/or cross-country ski at Wyalusing State Park, located on the south side of the mouth of the Wisconsin River just south of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Meet at 12:00 noon in Dubuque at Eagle Country Market parking lot near Burger King, 300 South Locust St., near the US 20 Bridge; or meet at Wyalusing's entrance about 1:30 PM. Phone Charlie to confirm attendance.

Outing: Sunday January 7, 2001
Visit the proposed site for an ATV park near Elkader. Cross-country ski and/or hike on the nearby Pony Hollow Nature Trail. Meet at 12:00 noon in Dubuque at the Hempstead High main parking lot (3715 Pennsylvania Ave.); or about 1:30 PM on Highway 13 just south of the Highway 13 bridge over the Turkey River at the intersection with 265th St. Dine in Elkader after the outing.

Meeting/Program: Monday January 8, 2001
7 PM. (Location change!) First Congregational Church, 255 West 10th, Dubuque (10th and Locust) across Locust Street from the city library. Use door from the courtyard at the rear of the church. We will likely use the large nursery room to meet in. Third room straight down the hallway.
Program: "Three Colorado Fourteeners and Arizona's Highest", Dick Worm. (Colorado's Handies, Shavano, and Tabegauche Peaks and Arizona's Humphrey's Peak.)
Meeting: EXCOM election results. Select officers from the new EXCOM for 2001. Local issues.

Meeting/Program: Monday February 12, 2001
7 PM. First Congregrational Church, 255 West 10th, downtown Dubuque (See directions above.)
Program: "Sierra Club Kanab Creek Wilderness Service Trip - North Boundary of Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona", Dick Worm. Scenes of trail maintenance work and from a hike down to Kanab Creek and another in Jumpup and Sowats Canyons to be featured. Then meeting.

Outing: Sunday February 25, 2001
Faraway Farm Pond Party. Come to Dick and Jane Worm's Echo Valley Pond and Faraway Farm Conservation Area and the neighboring Echo Valley Farm for an afternoon of whatever the ground conditions allow: ice skate or ice fish on the pond, cross-country ski and/or hike the trails along the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, sled down the lanes to the pond, enjoy hot chocolate at the shelter, roast marshmallows on the bonfire. A tractor and trailer will be available to help folks down and/or back up to the lane and from the pond area. Parking will be at Dick and Jane's home.

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