The Howard County Group is part of the
Maryland Chapter of the
Sierra Club, a national environmental organization.
Maryland Crossroads 2013: Clean Energy or Cove Point
Tuesday Dec. 3, 7:30-9:00 at the East Columbia Library.
Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is holding a series of town hall meetings across Maryland to discuss this new environmental threat. Dominion Resources is proposing a massive industrial plan to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) out of Cove Point, Maryland. The plan would radically expand fracking for gas across our region. And it's one of the worst things our state could do for global warming. At the Crossroads tour you'll learn what you can do to stop this pollution disaster, and to demand the things we DO want: solar and wind power. There will be speakers, music, mind-blowing photos and a call to action that will get you out of your chair! Come be part of history! Bring your friends! See details and register at www.chesapeakeclimate.org.
Sierra Club Howard County Executive Committee meeting
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 7:15 PM.
Sierra Club members are encouraged to get involved with local club initiatives. We could use your help preparing for the 2014 elections, including evaluating the environmental credentials of the candidates for County Council and County Executive. Even if you are unable to attend this meeting, please let us know if you would like to help. For details, contact Ken Clark, 443-280-4050, email@example.com.
Bike Howard - Trail Master Plan
If you are interested in improvements to trails and bike lanes in Howard County, you can see the proposed master plan at bikehoward.com. Please add your comments to the interactive map. In general, the Sierra Club supports improvements which will encourage people to drive less and bike/run/walk more. However, we would like to discourage unnecessary impacts on wetlands and natural areas, such as the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area.
West Virginia Hiker's Guide
Mike Juskelis leads many hikes and backpack trips for our group, and now he has published a guide book for people looking to explore the many hiking opportunities in West Virginia. You can order one online at The Mid-Atlantic Hiker's Guide: West Virginia. The Sierra Club is not affiliated with this book.