Just because gas prices have dropped doesn’t mean Ohio should build more highways. Recently, 700 Sierra Club members commented on the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) 2014 Statewide Transit Needs Study. Now we have the opportunity to weigh in on the specific projects that ODOT will fund in 2015-2018.
We hope you can join the Sierra Club for our annual Chapter Retreat. As one of the largest and most influential environmental organizations in the state, this is the time each year where we celebrate our victories, renew our spirits, and make our plans the year ahead. All are welcome, and meals will be provided for members who register.
The Clean Water Campaign’s Conservation goal is to protect Ohio’s waterways – one stream, one wetland, one drop at a time
Through conservation, we protect the environment for the benefit of humans and non-humans, and achieve conservation victories on local water issues by working directly with Sierra Club members and partner organizations.
Over the past three years, the campaign has delivered over 25,000 comments to local, state, and federal officials related to pollution that plagues Ohio’s water, and has serves as a voice for clean water through more than 50 media hits in print, radio, and television outlets.
We have helped protect the following areas from pollution:
Lake Erie Watershed
- Lake Erie shoreline from sewage and urban pollution
- Carroll County surface and groundwater from Rosebud Mining Company
- The Little Cuyahoga River in Summit County from sewage pollution
- Federal Creek in Athens from coal mining
- Sawmill and Olentangy Wetlands in Columbus from development
- Olentangy, Alum Creek, and Scioto rivers from sewage pollution
- Wesselman Creek from development of sewage lines
- Little Miami River from the Eastern Corridor Highway
- Promoted green infrastructure practices for Mill Creek
- Advocated for the designation of Grand Lake St. Mary’s as a distressed watershed