September/October 2013 Newsletter

Fracking Series

NEO Sierra Club presents a series on fracking awareness in collaboration with West Shore FACT (Faith Communities Together for Frack Awareness). The series of speakers and films is to be held at the West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 20401 Hilliard Blvd, Rock River, Ohio 44116. Please join us for one or more of the following events, all of which are open to the public and free (though donations are greatly appreciated). Read more…

Blue Moon Musings

Summer always sneaks away too soon for us here on the North Coast. This time we have an extra full moon to enjoy it. Read more…

Bluestone Heights

Bluestone Heights

Bluestone Heights: The Weave of Local Nature and Culture

Cleveland’s Heights are a segment of the Portage Escarpment. The area has a special bedrock foundation element: Euclid bluestone. This bed of resistant sandstone adds unique character to the local landscape. The land atop the bluestone is called Bluestone Heights. Learn more on walks, art shows and more with exciting on-the-ground events in October.  Read more…

First Energy’s Destructive Vegetation Policy

This summer, while First Energy implemented its vegetation policy in Northeastern Ohio, local residents experienced firsthand the destruction of habitats of birds and wildlife, including those in wetlands and neighboring residential properties along the corridors of First Energy’s transmission lines. Read more…

September & October Events

Nine-Part Series on Fracking Awareness
NEO Sierra Club and West Shore FACT present a nine-part series on fracking awareness.  The series runs from 9/12 through 10/24 at the West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church in Rocky River.  Attend as many or as few sessions as you’d like. All are free and open to the public. Schedule coming soon.

Tinker’s Creek Watershed Festival
Join Tinker’s Creek Watershed Partners as we celebrate the watershed and protecting water quality in the region.  The festival is a free family event featuring local and national environmental organizations. September 21, 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM at Bedford Commons, 730 Broadway Avenue, Bedford.

Canoe or Kayak the Cuyahoga River, Ohio
On September 21 starting at 10 AM, paddle 10 miles or 5 hours on the Cuyahoga River from Eldon Russell Park to Hiram, and see a woodland stream, wetlands, beaver, birds, and nature.  For more information call Dennis Plank at 216-939-8229 or contact him via email.

Water Sentinel Training
The Ohio Water Sentinel Program seeks to educate, engage, and empower volunteers to restore, improve and protect Ohio’s waterways. If you or your organization would like to participate in the Water Sentinel Program or want to learn more about what we do, contact the Clean Water Campaign today.  The next Water Sentinel Training will be held on October 19 in Parma. Sign-up here!

Bluestone Heights
On Wednesday, Oct 30 from 7:30-8:30 PM Dr. Larick presents the Bluestone Heights program to the Sierra Club Water Sentinels. Location: Metroparks West Park Reservation Watershed Stewardship Center, Parma.

UPCOMING EXCOM MEETING DATES

Wednesday, September 4
Thursday, October 3
Wednesday, November 6

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