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.
Ohio is enriched by its vast water resources, flowing from Lake Erie all the way to the Ohio River. The health and condition of Ohio’s waterways impact our quality of life, as we rely on them for safe drinking water, wildlife habitat, consumable fish, recreation, and shipping. Challenges stem from polluting industries, agricultural and stormwater runoff, urban development, sewer overflows, and more. The campaign advocates for solutions to prevent waterway pollution – working locally to protect our rivers, streams, tributaries, and wetlands across the state. Lake Erie protection is also critical for Ohio and includes efforts by both the Sierra Club Western Lake Erie and Northeast Ohio local groups.
- Earth Month
- Fellowship Program
- Ohio Water Sentinel Program
- Stewardship Program
- Clean Water Calendar
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July 28th, 2014
Join us this Saturday, August 2nd at 10am for a bug hike!! We will be at Highbanks Metro Park in the designated Olentangy River Play Ground Area.
Amber Bellamy, chair of the COG Conservation Committee and doctoral student in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Ohio State University, will be leading a stream hike at Highbanks Metro Park. Participants will have hands-on opportunities to collect and identify marcorinvertebrates and even get a little wet while wading in streams. Please wear water shoes and weather-appropriate gear. Bring a friend, all are welcome! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
July 25th, 2014
Volunteers of all ages attended the “Get the Lead Out” River Clean Up held on July 22 on the Maumee River, hosted by Sierra Club and Partners for Clean Streams. A special thanks is extended to parents from the Zoo Teens of Toledo Zoo, Sierra Club members, and PCS who brought their children out to help. This event included an adventurous river cleaning expedition over to Blue Grass Island in the Maumee River. All waded in the river, while removing any lost fishing lines, lures, or litter in this section of river, which were all recycled.
July 25th, 2014
The Ohio Water Sentinel Program seeks to educate, engage, and empower volunteers to restore, improve and protect Ohio’s waterways. Sierra Club will host this training 10am-1pm on Saturday, July 26 at the Way Public Library, Conference Room C/D, 101 E Indiana Ave, Perrysburg. An optional hands-on one-hour training will be offered in the afternoon at the river, weather permitting.
“Volunteers are needed to assure the water running through your backyards, your parks, and your communities is healthy, “ states Ann Keefe, Sierra Club’s Lake Erie Conservation Coordinator.
Trained citizens are asked to spend a 1 to 2 hours of time, quarterly, to monitor the river or stream near them. Sierra Club has some sites available to be assigned or volunteers can suggest a location. Many sites can include public or private lands near bridges, where the river is easily accessible. The Water Sentinel Program provides free water monitoring kits, training, and sample analysis to participating groups and individuals who care about clean water.
Adults and accompanied minors are invited to attend the citizen volunteer monitoring training. Questions can be directed to Ann Keefe, Sierra Club, at 419-619-4436 or email at Ann.Keefe@sierraclub.org
July 8th, 2014
The Sierra Club is leading the green infrastructure revolution in Ohio. We already distributed over 100 DIY Rain Barrels to members and partner organizations in 2014! What is a DIY Rain Barrel? Why is the Sierra Club providing free workshops? How can I get a rain barrel? Read More
July 7th, 2014
Are you the kind of person that just can’t get enough time on the water?
Then, you are just the person we are looking for to help monitor NW Ohio’s rivers and streams. The Water Sentinel Program requires a few hours of training with Sierra Club staff and a couple hours of your time with the water courses you love, four times a year. We have sites already in mind if you want to be assigned to a place or you can pick your own favorite spot.