Upcoming Portage Trail Group Meetings


“Western Reserve Land Conservancy in Action”
September 19. 2017 at 7:30 pm

Unitarian-Universalist Church
330 Morewood Road, Fairlawn Ohio

The Western Reserve Land Conservancy received our coveted Seiberling Environmental Award last March for its aggressive campaign to preserve open space and add to our many parks. Andy McDowell, who heads the Land Conservancy’s operations in our area, will report on what he’s doing now to fight sprawl and preserve northeast Ohio’s natural landscape.

 

“Putting Steel in the Water:
Building America’s First Freshwater Wind Project”
October 17. 2017 at 7:30 pm

Unitarian-Universalist Church
330 Morewood Road, Fairlawn Ohio

Beth Nagusky from Lake Erie Development Corporation (LEEDCo.) will discuss the development of Icebreaker Wind, the wind energy project that is emerging off Cleveland’s shore. Icebreaker Wind is to be completed and operating by 2019, providing electricity for 7,000 homes. If all goes well, this will be the first step in a more extensive operation that will add significantly to our region’s alternative energy supply. Join us for this up-to-date report on one of our area’s most important environmental innovations.

Member Slide Show
November 21. 2017 at 7:30 pm

Unitarian-Universalist Church
330 Morewood Road, Fairlawn Ohio

Here’s your opportunity to show fellow Sierrans where you’ve gone and what you’ve done on recent ecologically correct vacations. Bring a CD, thumb drive, or memory stick (PC or Mac) with a few choice photos and tell us what was distinctive, exciting, or simply restful about your trip. We’ll provide the projector, laptop, and screen. If you’ve been staying close to home, you can travel vicariously with other members. Always interesting and revealing.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Here’s are great opportunities for alert, wide-awake, energetic, and committed environmentalists!

Akron Peninsula Road Cleanup. Picking up trash along two miles of Akron Peninsula Road in the CVNP is a long-standing PTG responsibility. We do it three or four times per  year on Saturday mornings. It takes at most two hours. A nice walk if nothing else. If you can help out, call or email Dan Nelson, 330-666-4246 or DMNelson@roadrunner.com

Little Cuyahoga River Water Sentinels. The Sierra Club has a very active water quality monitoring program, and the Portage Trail Group is doing its part through quarterly tests of the Little Cuyahoga River and its tributaries. We need volunteers to help with this important effort. We ask for just two or three hours of your time once every three months. We provide training and equipment. For details, call Guy Marentette at 330-922-4381 or gmarentette@gmail.com.

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