The Miami Group of the Ohio Chapter of the Sierra Club announced today its endorsement of candidates running in Southwest Ohio in the 2014 election.

Information concerning Outings

Posted on September 24th, 2014

In order to participate on one of the Sierra Club’s outings, you will need to sign a liability waiver. If you would like to read a copy of the waiver prior to the outing, please seehttp://www.sierraclub.org/outings/chapter/forms/ or call 415-977-5630.

In the interests of facilitating the logistics of some outings, it is customary that participants make carpooling arrangements. The Sierra Club does not have insurance for carpooling arrangements and assumes no liability for them.  Carpooling, ride sharing or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among the participants. Participants assume the risks associated with this travel.

The Outings Committee has worked to find better ways to reach out to interested people regarding scheduled Outings or last-minute ones.  We now have a Meetup Group site; to join, first register with http://Meetup.com and then join our Group (http://www.meetup.com/SierraOutings/) to get the latest info on Outings and other events.  The Miami Group website (http://miami.ohiosierraclub.org/outings-list/) also has more up-to-date outings info than the Happenings newsletter.

INCLEMENT WEATHER may cancel an Outing. Be sure to check with a leader before heading out to an Outing if you question the weather.

Tuesday, September 23rd, at 2:00, in City Hall, Councilman Sittenfeld’s committee will be discussing the impacts that climate change will have in Cincinnati, and what Cincinnati might do to prepare. There will be presentations by Dr. Tony Fry and by Larry Falkin, Director of the City of Cincinnati’s Office of Environment & Sustainability. Anybody interested in the subject is encouraged to attend. Anyone with views that they would like to share may sign up at the meeting to present for up to 2 minutes.
Doug Jose, Communications Chair,  Sam McKinley, ExCom, and Alvin Denenberg, Innings Chair, will be discussing the history, mission, and programs of the Miami Group-Sierra Club, on a radio interview titled “Outdoor Life with Carol Mundy”.  The radio interview will take place on Friday, September 19 on WMKV 89.3 FM from 1:00-1:30 p.m.  

When: TUESDAY September 2nd, 2014, 7:00 – 8:55 PM

Where: At the Dan Beard Boy Scout Council (10078 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH)

Speaker: Jack Berninger


Description: Jack will give a geological presentation on “ANCIENT OCEANS TO RECENT GLACIERS”.

Cincinnati has it all. Oceans, Glaciers, Volcanoes, Mountains, Caves, Earthquakes, Arches, and Ice Mountain Rivers. Over 250 million years of geologic history can be found in this area of Ohio.

Short Bio: Jack Berninger, a retired Biology teacher who spends his time still educating people on the wonderful and exciting flora and fauna of the Cincinnati and Everglades Regions. Various programs and hikes are conducted for Audubon, Fernald, Astronomical groups, Stone/Douglass Festival, Naples Nature Preserves and other wildlife groups in the above locations. Jack has recently presented for our Miami Group, and OLLI.

Kings Run Sewer Overflow Update from MSDGC

Posted on July 23rd, 2014

MSD’s Kings Run Sewer Overflow Project  Public Meeting 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014 Harmony Lodge in Spring Grove Village

646 East Epworth Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45232

Join MSD on Thursday, July 31, 2014 for an update on the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati’s (MSD) Kings Run Project, which will eliminate about 156 million gallons of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) into the Mill Creek and Kings Run, a tributary of the Mill Creek. The meeting will provide details about the Kings Run Project, including:

  • Benefits
  • Project details/design
  • Schedule
  • Impacts to the community

The Kings Run Project includes three phases that will be constructed between 2015 and 2018 in College Hill,

Winton Hills, and Spring Grove Village. The projects focus on reducing the amount of stormwater in MSD’s combined sewer system through the use of stormwater detention basins, new stormwater sewers, CSO storage tank, and stream restoration, among other solutions.

The meeting will include a presentation followed by a project poster session where attendees can talk to MSD staff about project details.

Street parking is available along North Edgewood and East Epworth avenues.

For more information about MSD’s Kings Run Project, please visit www.projectgroundwork.org/kingsrun. You can also contact MSD Engineering Customer Service at (513) 557-3594 or MSD.Communications@cincinnati-oh.gov.

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