Miami Group

New way to donate – connect your Kroger Plus card to Sierra Club and Kroger will donate funds to the Miami Groups account at the Sierra Club Foundation. It’s easy. Here is how.

Hamilton County Board of Supervisors Soil and Water Conservation District (HCSWCD) Election and Open House

Electing Supervisors to the HC SWCD is important to protecting the environment, stopping erosion and addressing stormwater issues. Join us at the HCSWCD Annual Meeting and Open House Aug 13 starting at 4PM.  Meet the candidates and learn more about what HCSWCD does, and vote! Learn about voting procedure and eligibility requirements.

Sierra Club supports Jane Wittke for Supervisor. Jane’s decades of environmental experience will be a valuable addition to the Board. We need this expertise, particularly in light of state and national politics that are rolling environmental protections backward.

Upcoming Innings Meetings:

All Innings locations except August are at 7:00 – 8:55 p.m. at  the Scouting Achievement Center, 10078 Reading Road, Evendale, Oh 45241  The public is welcome.  No meeting in August.  Join us at the picnic instead.

Miami Group, Sierra Club, Annual Picnic – Sunday, Aug. 12

Our annual picnic this year will be on Sunday Aug 12. The picnic will be held in Loveland at the Izaak Walton League Lodge, located between the Bike Trail and the Little Miami River. (Miami Group will not have a monthly meeting (Inning) in August. Join us at the picnic instead!) For more information and to RSVP, click here. We’ve scheduled a service event, hiking and biking, and, of course, eating! Details here.

Environmental Research and Education at the University of Cincinnati Center for Field Studies – Sept 5, 2018

David L. Lentz, Executive Director will be our presentor on Sept 5, Wed.  Located amid thousands of acres of thick forest and streams, the University of Cincinnati Center for Field Studies (UCCFS) and its 17.6 acre parcel of land is one of the university’s most advanced teaching and research facilities.  More details and to RSVP, click here.

The Sunken Mountain – Oct 1, 2018

Martin McAllister will be talking about one of the most interesting geological features to be found in Adams County,  an ancient meteorite crater. More details and to RSVP, click here.



Sewers & Clean Water Update !

City and County would rather fight than switch to fixing sewers. The County asked the Court to help them and extend the agreement deadline for another year.  Read more.

County tells USEPA they disagree and that USEPA must accept the county plan (see posting), not the city plan. If USEPA does not, the County invokes dispute resolution.  Read more.

USEPA says city and county cannot submit separate Phase II plans.  Read more.

New study links childhood health impacts to Sewer Overflows

Checkout Dr. Brokamps’ study of Greater Cincinnati Sewer Overflows and childhood visits to  the Emergency Room for GI illnesses.

County and City are continuing their disagreement over the next phase of the sewer consent decree cleanup.  Read about the County’s June plans and Sierra Club’s comments.  

New draft MSD phase II plan from the County   –approved for submittal to USEPA (unless the city and county agree to changes at June 20, 2018 commission meeting. download plan here 2019-06-20 BOCC Resolution with Draft Phase 2A.

On June 28, 2018, Cincinnati filed its own MSD Phase II plan with the USEPA

Apparently the city and county don’t agree on the Plan. You can read the city’s plan here: Cover Letter, Plan, Affordability Analysis

Sierra Club addresses failure to enforce environmental law

Sierra Club sends Notice of Intent to File a Citizen Suit under the federal Clean Air Act against greater Cincinnati corporation.  We documented over 600 violations that gone unaddressed by Ohio EPA.

Upcoming Events:   MG Meetings Calendar

Conservation Committee Meeting- Follow this link for the next meeting details.

Next Past Plastic Meeting – Help us eliminate plastic pollution !Click here for our next meeting !

Ohio Chapter Event Calendar: You can list events, sign up for them, and get more details.

Every second Monday of the month at 7 PM  – “Dayton Connections” meeting at the Brixx Ice Company. 500 E. First Street Dayton OH 45402

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