“Bag It” Screening : Neon Movies
July 30, 2015 at 7:30 P.M.
The Sierra Club presented “Bag It” at the Neon Movies on July 30, 2015. The film showed at 7:30 P.M. A brief discussion of the history of plastic followed the movie. Attendees from the Center of Spiritual Living in Kettering made up the group of over forty attendees! Another screening at the Little Art Theater in Yellow Springs Ohio was held August 20th 2015. The screening in Yellow Springs was made celebratory by an announcement that Hawaii banned plastic grocery bags on August 20, 2015!
SWPP Activities – May / June / July 2015
Early May 2015, I met with City of Dayton Water Department Director, Tammi Clements and Environmental Manager, Michele Simmons to discuss the Source Water Protection Plan. The SWPP was once known as the Well Field Protection Act of 1986. The SWPP exists as a regulatory standard that protects the groundwater and aquifers from pollution. The SWPP is now proposing to have new text amendments, zoning regulations and remediation/risk plans to accommodate Dayton area residential and industrial water needs. Based on a model known as MODFLOW, the new area of well field protection would decrease by nearly twenty-five percent. The City of Dayton feels decreasing the zones of protection will attract business.
The Dayton Plan Board met to discuss the plan on June 9, 2015
at City Hall. The meeting moved the SWPP to the Dayton City Commission for votes on zoning text and map zone boundaries on July 29, 2015. The Dayton City Commission passed both amendments unanimously. More information on this matter is available on the Miami Group website at miamigroup.org
and at http://cityofdayton.org/cmo/
Dayton Area Picnic – 7/12 / 2015
12 P.M. – 4 P.M. Rain or Shine
The Dayton Area Picnic at Triangle Park was held July12, 2015 at noon! The picnic greeted new members who learned about water quality and landfill issues. The weather was overcast and spotty with sprinkles of light rain, yet Elizabeth Durrell, and Karen Nagel amongst others locally made ready a network of people from Dayton, Troy, Springfield, Middletown and all over the Miami Valley for food, fun and frivolity!
Sierra Club Miami Group