The Ohio EPA failed to collect adequate data to determine the recreational health for 60% of Ohio’s inland streams and 60% of Ohio’s large rivers. From the data they did collect: 3/4 of their samples for inland streams and 1/2 samples for large rivers contained high levels of E. Coli bacteria. These numbers are cause for alarm and the Ohio EPA needs to act urgently to collect missing data across the state.
95% of Carroll depends on groundwater and yet, over the next ten years, ODNR will allow 2,000 unconventional gas wells and permit an underground coal mine without informing the public about potential impacts on water quality.
Every time it rains our waterways are threatened by sewage. Hamilton County has more combined sewage overflow points than anywhere else in Ohio and ranks 3rd in the country overall.
The Executive Committee (Ex Com) is the overall governing body of the Ohio Chapter. It makes the broad policy decisions and sets the overall goals that guide the Chapter’s work. There are 15 members, including at-large members and group representatives. All Ohio Chapter Sierra Club members can vote in the annual elections for the at-large members.
Chapter Executive Committee
Chair – Bob Shields
Vice Chair – Enid Nagel
Treasurer – Leslie March
Secretary – Open
Bob Shields, Enid Nagel, Tony Szilagye, Pat Marida, Eric Britton, David Roseman, JP O’Toole, Philip Crume
Central Ohio: Amber Bellamy, Sarah Cercone
Miami: Chris Curran, Andy Betts
Western Lake Erie: Gary Majeski, Tony Szilagye
Salt Springs: George Peya
Portage Trail: Colleen Orsburn,
Northeast Ohio: Jane Halbadel
Council of Chapter Leaders:
Delegate – Eric Britton; Alternate – Enid Nagel
Chapter Conservation Committee
Chair – Dave Roseman (staff – )
Agriculture – Tony Szilagye (staff – Matt)
Energy – Dave Simons (staff – Brian)
Forests – Loraine McCosker & Bob Kyle (staff – )
Fracking – Kathi Scali (staff – Brian,)
Nuclear – Pat Marida (staff – Brian)
Transportation – Chris Curran (staff –)
Water – Jeff Cox (staff – Matt, Amanda)
Chapter Political Chair
Matt Trokan – Conservation Program Manager – Water
Amanda Keith – Conservation Coordinator – Water
Brian Kunkemoeller – Conservation Coordinator – Energy, Fracking
Samantha Allen - Conservation Coordinator – Energy
Appalachia – Loraine McCosker
Central Ohio – Sarah Cercone
Miami – Sam McKinley
Northeast Ohio – Steve McPhee
Portage Trail – JP O’Toole
Salt Springs – George Peya
Western Lake Erie – Kris Moazed
Meetings are held at the Ohio Chapter office, 131 N. High St., Columbus, OH.
For more information, contact the Ohio Chapter Chair, Bob Shields.