Category Archives: Dayton Connections

Dayton Ohio’s River Run Project is into the Second Phase of Construction – June 22, 2016

The Dayton Daily News reports from the Five River’s Metro Parks that the River Run Project is entering the second phase of construction. See more in the hyperlink below:

Scott Bushbaum – Dayton Connections – Sierra Club Miami Group Executive Committee / Ohio Chapter Executive Committee

Save Garden Station in Dayton!


Garden Station, a volunteer run, community garden just north of the Oregon District in downtown Dayton Ohio is in danger of eviction. The City of Dayton has served Garden Station an eviction notice due on October 31, 2016. The developer is named CITY Properties Group and they are headquartered in Louisville KY.

Please help save Garden Station from the developers next door who wish to close Garden Station. Simply call Barry Alberts or Bill Weyland and tell them how much you enjoy Garden Station! Explain with pictures how much Garden Station means to Dayton and to you!

The contact telephone for CITY Properties Group, Mr. Alberts and Mr. Weyland is (502) 561-7885. The email address for Mr. Barry Alberts is http://[email protected].

The website for CITY Properties Group is

Find more information to save Garden Station on the Facebook page at

Scott Bushbaum – Dayton Connections – Miami Group – Executive Committee

Dayton Connections Area meeting at Brixx Ice Company on July 18, 2016!

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



2040 Long Range Transportation Plan Adopted by MVRPC Board of Directors

Dayton Connections followers,

The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission Board of Directors has adopted the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan on May 6, 2016.  The plan allows for over five million dollars of funding in transportation investments over the next twenty five years. The development of this plan is required for the Miami Valley to receive federal funding for transportation projects.

The investments include projects related to roadway, regional bike way, pedestrian, transit and multi modal strategies and programs. The plan is updated every four years and can be changed due to fiscal changes in local, state or federal funding. “The 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan is a result of a coordinated, transportion planning effort…in order to implement regional transportation priorities. Our staff makes sure the final plan reflects these priorities which will benefit this Region for years to come.” says MVRPC Executive Director Brian O. Martin AICP.

A hyperlink below is available for more information on the MVRPC 2040 Plan.

Scott Bushbaum – Sierra Club – Miami Group – Executive Committee

Join us for the 4th Annual Sierra Club “Dayton Connections” Area Picnic!

Fellow Sierra Club “Dayton Connections” followers,

Look for more information in the weeks to follow about the Miami Group’s “Dayton Connections” Area Picnic.

I originally scheduled this event for July 23rd at Triangle Park. After some consideration as to traffic and location, I am looking for another venue. Delco Park in Kettering and Dominick Lofino Park in Beavercreek are among those I look to move the picnic to for more ease of access and facilities.

I bring a frisbee. I bring my glove and baseball bat for a pick up game for the not so timid. Otherwise, feel free to bring the family dog and a fun day with us.


Questions? Just email me at [email protected]

Scott Bushbaum – Sierra Club Miami Group “Dayton Connections”




“Bag It” film showing at Temple Isreal in Dayton Ohio on May 15, 2016

With cooperation with Temple Isreal, the Sierra Club Dayton Connection will screen, “Bag It”, a film by ReelThing Productions Inc. on May 15, 2016. The movie begins at 9:45 a.m.

“Greening the Synagogue and Greening the World Committee” of Temple Isreal is co-sponsoring with the Sierra Club on the screening. Breakfast (bagels, coffee, muffins, fruit) and discussion is set to follow. This event is free and open to the public. Bring your friends!

Temple Isreal is located at 130 Riverside Drive, Dayton Ohio 45405.

Scott Bushbaum-Sierra Club Miami Group “Dayton Connections”

Tremont City Barrel Fill Landfill Update / March 2016

Dear Friends,

According to Marilyn Welker, People for Safe spokesperson, Robert Kaplan, the Acting Administrator for USEPA Region 5 in Chicago wrote, “they have secured the services of the Army Corps of Engineers to develop and evaluate additional remediation measures to address Site contamination.” at the Tremont City Barrel Landfill. The Army Corps draft report on the project is scheduled for completion this month. The news is good for the people affected because a new change in plans for a cleanup is underway. Of course, time will pass for bureaucracy to take place. There is talk that a “truck it out, haul out” is a solution for removing the contamination waste.

Ohio EPA Director, Craig Butler reported to a member of People for Safe Water that, “Once an acceptable plan for remediation has been developed, we have been told and we will encourage USEPA to conduct significant public outreach to discuss possible changes with stakeholders.” Butler goes on to say, “Ohio EPA will support a final remedy that is first and foremost protective of human health and the environment, but also cost effective.”

Ms. Welker goes to quote the USEPA’s Community Involvement Handbook that asserts, “Congress, in establishing the Superfund Program wanted the Agency to be guided by the lives of the people whose lives are impacted by Superfund sites…the intent of the law is…Ensure the public the appropriate opportunities for involvement in a wide variety of site related decisions, including site analysis and characterization, alternatives analysis and selection of remedy….”

Read more comments from Administrator Kaplan and Director Butler here:

Scott Bushbaum Sierra Club – Miami Group/Ohio Chapter ExCom


“Bag It” Movie Screening – April 22, 2016 – LexisNexis Campus in Dayton Ohio

Earth Day is a celebration of Spring, renewal and our commitment to ending pollution; a call to action on refusing, reducing, reusing, recycling waste and of course plastic pollution gets more notice with the screening of the movie, “Bag It”!

“Bag It” will show at Lexis Nexis’s Dayton Campus on April 22, 2016. Michele Butcher, Lexis Nexis’ “Green Team” lead will offer the opportunity to those in attendance to see this film, produced by ReelThing Productions. The film begins at noon and lasts 76 minutes.

I will answer questions afterwards. I’m told Lexis Nexis Group is very progressive in “leave no trace” measure on campus. Their paper recycling is at nearly 100 percent efficiency. Efforts are to recycle 100 percent plastic on campus also. I’ll learn more about their needs and offer information on Dayton area grants available to businesses that adopt “green” programs.

If you wish to see this movie on April 22, just call me or email me. Help us celebrate Earth Day at Lexis Nexis!

Scott Bushbaum – Sierra Club Miami Group – Executive Committee


“Speech in Action” Meeting – Boston Stoker – Centerville Ohio – March 21, 2016

Fellow Dayton Sierrans,

I’ve spoken to many a person in Dayton about the Sierra Club. I saw many of you at the Midwest Outdoor Experience (some who just love hunting elk). I spoke to even more on a frozen February day at the Adventure Summit 2016 at Wright State University.

Ok. So you’re shy.

Oh, but you like coffee, yes?

On the third Monday in March, I’ll set up camp at the Boston Stoker in Centerville (armed with a credit card and the Will to buy coffee or tea. Look I only do this once a month and if you aren’t here, awwww c’mon Pilgrim!

We talk a lot about clean energy. We talk about the surcharge for a quarter on plastic single-use bags at Kroger’s and Meijer’s in Dayton. You name it, we talk it. I listen to you. I then go to Cincinnati two days later and tell the Executive Committee about what you say. That is speech in action and you count!

See you there and if you’re caffeine challenged, you won’t be for long.

Scott Bushbaum – Sierra Club Miami Group – Executive Committee




2017 New Bikeways Map Kickoff Meeting – MVRPC – January 19, 2016

Many transportation issues are discussed and worked upon at meetings by the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission in Dayton Ohio. The body of MVRPC consists of area mayors, city management and civic planners.

The purpose of the meeting is to bring together the Regional Map stakeholders to agree upon a timetable for the map development process over the past year. The session will also include opportunities for the map stakeholders to share new ideas for inclusion on the 2017 map.

The Miami Valley Regional Planning Committee office is located at 10 N. Ludlow St. Suite 700 Dayton Ohio 45402. Tuesday January 19, 2016. The meeting begins at 10:30 A.M. and lasts until 12:30 P.M.

The link below is to the MVRPC page that describes the meeting.


Scott Bushbaum – Sierra Club -Miami Group Executive Committee