This is the page of our site that attempts to answer questions that new members, long-time members and anyone else may have about the Delta Chapter of the Sierra Club.
Delta Chapter Questions:
Q. What exactly does the Delta Chapter of the Sierra Club do?
A. The Delta Chapter is the Louisiana Chapter of the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club is a national environmental advocacy group and one of the oldest conservation groups in the country. The Delta Chapter works through many methods such as education, lobbying and outings to promote the conservation and protection of the environment in Louisiana for the benefit of all its living things, human and non-human alike.
Q. What area does the Delta Chapter serve?
A. The Delta Chapter serves the entire state of Louisiana. Many activities are concentrated in the areas where our local groups are active.
Q. What local group am I in?
A. Navigate to our Groups page to find out.
Q. What kind of activities is the Delta Chapter involved in?
A. The primary activities of the Delta Chapter are protecting the environment in the state of Louisiana and enjoying it. We accomplish this mainly through our conservation and legislative activities and through our outings program.
Q. Are my membership dues tax deductible?
A. The Sierra Club is a non-profit 501(c)(4) organization. This means that the Sierra Club is exempt from paying federal income tax, but contributions made to the organization by individuals, foundations or corporations, and membership dues are not tax-deductible.
This allows us to lobby and freely advocate positions on controversial issues that are related to the primary purpose of the Sierra Club. We can also conduct activist training in lobbying or political skills.
Our administrative costs, membership activities, literature on advocacy issues, lobbying and program costs relating to controversial issues or political discussions all must be covered by these non tax-deductible funds.
Your support, through non tax-deductible donations will allow us to continue to conduct the business of the Delta Chapter Executive Committee, Conservation Committee and to keep us involved and active in the many important environmental issues here in Louisiana.
Your contributions, gifts, and dues to the Sierra Club support our effective, citizen-based advocacy and lobbying efforts. Your dues include $7.50 for your subscription to Sierra Magazine and $1 for your Chapter newsletter, the Delta Sierran.
Q. There is an environmental problem in my area. Can the Delta Chapter do something about it?
A. Since we are primarily a volunteer conservation organization, the best way to get the Delta Chapter involved in your local environmental issue is to identify individuals who would be willing to volunteer to become active in the Delta Chapter. Issues that the Delta Chapter chooses to become involved in generally come from the grassroots. That is what the Sierra Club is all about.
Q. I'm interested in learning more, how can I get involved?
A. The best ways to get involved are to attend an upcoming chapter meeting, attend a meeting of your local group (see the group calendar pages to find out details), or contact one of our chapter excomm (executive committee) members on our contact us page.
Delta Chapter Web site Questions:
Q. Your Web site looks funny on my computer. The side content bars cover the content in the middle. What can I do to fix this?
A. Our site was designed using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). CSS allows independent positioning of various page elements such as the sidebars running down each side of our pages. Whenever a user has his or her browser window set too narrow, elements can sometimes display on top of each other. The solution to this is to simply widen your browser window until all content can be seen. Another option is to maximize the browser to full screen size.
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