Maryland Chapter Blog
Published for Ruth Alice White
Posted for Joanna Diamond, Food & Farming Committee Chair Maryland Chapter Sierra Club
Sierra Club is working towards a vision of the healthy future that we all want for our communities, and in order to achieve this vision, we simply must address Maryland’s food and farming system.
Southern Marylanders and allies celebrated community on May 30th as they voiced concerns over impacts Dominion’s industrial project would have on their well-being
Posted for Kelly Canavan, Southern Maryland
LUSBY, MD — Approximately 200 people participated in what is believed to be the largest march Southern Maryland has ever seen, spanning six miles from Solomons Island to Lusby. They walked to show Dominion and government officials how much they value the health and safety of people in Southern Calvert County, who would be most impacted by Dominion’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal and refinery should the project be completed.Read more
Posted for Taliah Dommerholt
Last week Pope Francis delivered his encyclical letter On Care For Our Common Home, which, opens with the strong message that we have mistakenly come to view ourselves as Mother Earth’s “…lords and masters, entitled to plunder at will.” The powerful messages of compassion, equity, and justice in reference to the planet and its people will be read and reflected upon throughout the world. The blog post below details my own personal opinions and do not necessarily reflect those of the Sierra Club.Read more
Physicians, Sierra Club Take Gov. Hogan to Court for Unlawfully Blocking Clean Air Safeguards
Critical protection for Marylanders suffering from asthma blocked even though most of the state receives a failing grade for High Ozone Days
BALTIMORE, MD – Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility and Sierra Club, represented by Earthjustice, filed suit today asserting that Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Division of State Documents unlawfully blocked a new clean air safeguard that would protectMarylanders suffering from asthma and other harmful effects of ozone pollution, commonly known as “smog.”Read more
Join us to learn to identify wavyleaf basketgrass and help us survey the Patapsco Valley State Park. Observations of this alien invasive species can be recorded using a smartphone app or a handheld GPS. Every sighting that is submitted to the database helps us target the enemy in order to eradicate it!
McKeldin Area of Patapsco Valley State Park
Saturdays: June 20, July 11, July 25, August 8 and August 29, 2015
10 am - 12 pm (Please arrive by 9:45 pm to sign in and attend a brief training session)
The Wavyleaf Mapping Project is sponsored by Towson University's Department of Biological Sciences School of Emerging Technologies in partnership with Patapsco Valley State Park, Maryland DNR, Maryland Sierra Club and Patapsco Heritage Greenway.
For more information on this project and/or to download the application they are using on your iPhone or Android smartphone (currently only Android), or record points on your handheld GPS, go to: http://heron.towson.edu/
From I-695/I-70 West take I-70 to Marriottsville Rd. ( Exit 83). Go North on Marriottsville Rd. for 4 miles to the park entrance on the right.
From I-70 East take Rt. 40 to Marriottsville Rd. Turn left. Park entrance is 5 miles on the right.
Follow the posted signs near the entrance and inside the park to direct you to registration/parking.
Closest address to use on your GPS: 11676 Marriottsville Road; Marriottsville MD 21104
You are welcome to bring your family and friends. Children under 16 are welcome if they are supervised and accompanied by an adult volunteer.
What to Wear
We recommend that our volunteers wear a hat, long pants and sleeves, so any prickly underbrush or insects won't bother you. Good sturdy walking/hiking shoes are needed and something to drink to keep you hydrated on your hike!
What to Bring:
Thanks for helping restore our native ecology!Read more
Testimony of the Montgomery County Sierra Club Regarding Montgomery County Bill 18-15
June 9, 2015
President Leventhal and Council Members. My name is Michal Freedman and I am here as a member of the Montgomery County Sierra Club Executive Committee representing the more than 5,000 Sierra Club members in Montgomery County. I am here to express the Club’s support for Bill 18-15 establishing the Montgomery County Green Bank, and to recommend a few amendments to the bill.Read more