On August 25, 2016, the Dayton City Paper published a news report on the “death of Garden Station…”. Staff writers Sarah Sidlow, Tim Walker, and Ben Tomkins took opinion on the subject of Garden Station’s recent eviction notice from the City of Dayton. The Sierra Club joined the effort to stop City Properties Group LLC from Louisville Kentucky from signing the lease on the property by circulating an action alert to Sierra Club members in SW Ohio.
The lease on the community based, volunteer run, “green” space expired for Garden Station on October 31, 2016. Some advice offered to stop the expansion was to request the City of Dayton to utilize the City of Dayton Department of Parks and Recreation to purchase the lease, to contact the Five Rivers MetroParks independently of other City of Dayton requests to buy- in the lease agreement for Garden Station to remain a garden park. One other suggestion was albeit last minute; call attention to noise pollution from the nearby B&O Railroad that is known to complicate health issues for nearby residents and business. Noise pollution can contribute to stress related illnesses and heart disease. If investigation from City officials yield news that noise could bring issue to the expansion, some question as to the health of new occupants would then suggest reason to stop the commercial expansion.
Thank you to everyone who called the City of Dayton and answered the call to support the Sierra Club in defending Garden Station in writing letters and signing the action alert. Actions like this do not go unnoticed. Our message remains a strong one; sustainable, “green” infrastructure projects like Garden Station with greenhouses, rain barrels and 100% recycling projects are important to residents, tourists and children who learn from them and enjoy them in urban settings.
Read the article in the “Debate Forum 10/25” section of the Dayton City Paper in the hyperlink below:
Scott Bushbaum – Sierra Club – Miami Group Executive Committee “Dayton Connections”
Fellow Dayton Connections followers,
The Sierra Club Miami Group “Dayton Connections” area meeting for July will be held at the Brixx Ice Company in Dayton on July 18, 2016.
The site for this meeting is new to the “Dayton Connections”. The Brixx Ice Company is located at 500 E. First St. Dayton Ohio 45402. This menu offers good food and a nice selection of brews from a local eatery with a great sports / music atmosphere.
We begin at seven o’clock p.m. and finish our talk on local environmental issues by nine. Listen for news about PUCO utility bailouts, the Layer Park lead contamination issue, and saving Garden Station from urban developers. See you there!
Scott Bushbaum Sierra Club – Miami Group – Executive Committee
Look for us at the Boston Stoker in Centerville Ohio on January 18, 2016 for our third letter writing meeting and social networking event! We begin at 7:00 p.m. and we’ll meet until at least 9 p.m.
We cover a variety of talk topics and I furnish paper and envelopes for a letter writing campaign on adding more recycle containers in Dayton and ending plastic pollution in Ohio by taxing plastic bags in grocery stores to name a couple initiatives.
The address is 6071 Far Hills Avenue Washington Township OH 45459. The Washington Square Shopping Center is just South of Whipp Rd. and S.R. 48.
If you insist, I can even buy your cup of java! After all, what better to bring out the chatter and to beat the Winter Blah’s, eh?
Scott Bushbaum – Sierra Club Miami Group Executive Committee
The Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs, Ohio played host to a screening of “Bag It” on August 20th, 2015. The Miami Group was proud to present the documentary about dangers of plastic pollution. The film began at 7:00 P.M. and was free on a first come, first served basis. Donations were welcomed and funds raised help pay for rental of the theatre.
Vickie Hennessy, Director of the Green Environment Coalition and Susan Jennings, Executive Director of the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions attended the event. Matt Trokan and Scott Bushbaum fielded questions after the film from over thirty attendees. Some topics discussed included groundwater protection and reducing, reusing and recycling waste with respect to landfills in the Greene County, Clark County and Montgomery County areas nearby.
The Little Art Theatre is located at 247 Xenia Avenue Yellow Springs Ohio 45387. The telephone number is 937-767-7671.
Scott Bushbaum – Sierra Club – Miami Group – Executive Committee