Please come join us for the next event in our collaborative water sampling in the lower Mill Creek Watershed. We will be collecting water quality data on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month in conjunction with groups on the Little Miami river and the Great Miami River. Come to the Wooden Shoe Hollow Retreat House as we collect the monitoring data from locations throughout the area.
Do you have a river or stream that you visit frequently that may be contaminated by an outside source? If so, we will make sure you have the training and equipment you need to monitor its quality. Our next water monitoring training is April 27, 2013.
We will be doing the training in light rain or shine so be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. Also, please avoid wearing open-toed shoes. To RSVP email us at [email protected] or let us know through our Facebook event page
We’re hoping that dozens of Sierra Club people will volunteer to help out with various events on June 20-22.
If you are willing to help with advanced planning, lining-up sponsors or publicity for Pedalfest, please contact Danny Cooper at [email protected] Danny is the Project Manager for Miami Group’s participation in planning Pedalfest.
February 2 – 3, 2013
Join us at the Grailville Retreat Center in Loveland for a great winter get-away. Visit with old friends and make new ones. Learn something new & have fun! See Page 3 of the Jan-Feb Happenings for more info and the registration form.
This November, Bill McKibben and 350.org are hitting the road to build the movement that will change the terrifying math of the climate crisis. Joe Bowman and Andy Betts are planning to attend this event and report back. If you are interested in attending, call Joe at 513-720-8744 or email him at [email protected]
Columbus, OH – 11/27/2012
77 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215
Doors open 6PM, event starts at 7 PM
It’s simple math: we can burn 565 more gigatons of carbon dioxide and stay below 2°C of warming — anything more than that risks catastrophe for life on earth. The only problem? Fossil fuel corporations now have 2,795 gigatons in their reserves, five times the safe amount. And they’re planning to burn it all — unless we rise up to stop them. Continue reading Do the Math on Climate Change→
Have you heard about Fracking? Perhaps on the radio, in the paper, or from a friend. Fracking is a new type of natural gas drilling that has exploded in growth across the country, and is now here in Ohio. Fracking promises economic relief in depressed eastern Ohio counties, but new studies have linked fracking to water and air contamination. At the center of the controversy are the hundreds of different chemicals and millions of gallons of water used to frack each well. If you would like to learn more join us for an information session Fracking by the Numbers, July 28th @ 11:00 @ Park + Vine (1202 main st.). Continue reading Fracking by the Numbers (Park+Vine, July 28th @ 11:00)→
Joe, Mucker, long time Sierra Club member, passed away on July 2. There is a wake and service scheduled for him on Saturday, July 7th at Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home in Ft Thomas, Ky starting at 9 AM.
As the sun shone, almost 400 bikers took off through Ted Barry International Friendship Park along the Ohio River heading to Armleder, Saturday as part of the Inaugural cincypedalfest. Pedalers returned to the riverfront just as the first kayakers and canoes were reaching the public landing.
It was a beautiful day and the pedalers reported having a great time. Many saw parks they didn’t know existed!
If you have pictures or stories or comments you’d like to share, please send them to [email protected]
Ride Safety Briefing by Queen City Bike President Frank Henson
Have you heard about a new type of natural gas drilling called fracking?
The Oscar nominated documentary GASLAND follows director Josh Fox on a cross country odyssey to explore the hidden world of fracking across America. Join the Sierra Club and Representative Denise Driehaus for a free screen and discussion of this critically acclaimed movie (Thursday May 24th from 7:30-10:00)
On April 22, 2011, a lack of capacity in MSD’s sewer system caused a sewage backup into the basement of 705 Elm Ct, Reading Ohio. MSD did not act to prevent further backups or compensate Mr Wells, the property owner, as required by the consent decree.
A second backup occurred on September 2011 at which time MSD did decide that a prevention devices was needed, but MSD put that project on hold.
A third backup occurred in December 2011, and can be seen on YouTube (search on YouTube for 705elmct)
On January 5, 2012, Magistrate Judge Karen L. Litkovitz, United States District Court awarded Mr. Wells, $19,154.69. And this covered the costs of only the first backup.
MSD is required by their Consent Decree in federal Case No. 1:02-cv-107, United States et al vs Board of Hamilton County Commissioners. Sierra Club is an intervener in the suit due to both sewer overflows in the environment and into people’s homes and businesses. Sierra Club’s video of Sewage in Basement damage can be viewed at D. David Altman Mr. Altman represented Sierra Club in this suit.