Upcoming Portage Trail Group Meetings

“Synchronous Lightning Bugs – Canary of the Environment?”
February 21, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church
3300 Morewood Road, Fairlawn

A new member to Sierra Portage Trail Group, Ken Butler, will be the presenter, and the focus will be the recent discovery of the Synchronous firefly in NW PA.  The discovery has caused heightened interest about the environment and an opportunity to get both adults and children out of the house and into the forest.

“Ohio Chapter – What’s Happening and Future Plans”
March 21, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church
3300 Morewood Road, Fairlawn

Jen Miller, Ohio Chapter Director , will tell us about major environmental problems the Sierra staff and volunteers are dealing with and what the Chapter leadership have identified as priorities for action in the short and medium term.

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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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