SIERRA CLUB - UPCOMING EVENTS
BACKPACKING? Are you interested in joining CAG on an overnight backpacking trip? If so, check the Club Events page.
6/16 Tu - Central Arkansas Group (CAG) Meeting (Little Rock) - General meeting - Chuck Bidding - on National Forest Service Nutrient Testing in Big Creek and Buffalo River (related to the C&G Hog Farm)
GOVERNMENT & OTHER NON-SIERRA CLUB EVENTS
Flooding along the Arkansas River - Per the Corps of Engineers web site, river crested at Conway and Little Rock on May 14. News reported water flowing up to 200,000 CFS (cubic feet per second); normal is 20,000.
Clark Wetlands (Little Rock) water near roof of shelters in left photo (May 14 at 10:44 am.)
A day later (May 15 at 2:19 pm), water had dropped to near floor level in right photo.
Razorback Greenway open - Saturday May 2, more than 1000 residents celebrated the official completion of the Razorback Greenway, an almost 37-mile trail connecting Fayetteville with Bella Vista. For more information, see Sunday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette page 1B.
BICYCLE TRAILS? ...Pick up a copy of bike ARKANSAS Issue No., 1/2015, a special publication of ARKANSAS WILD. The magazine has information on bicycle trails in Arkansas and other biking related information.
..AND THE BUFFALO ROAM... As of April 29, two of the recently escaped buffalo (in the Hot Springs area) are still on the loose. By May 5, two of the original escaped buffalo are dead and one is still roaming loose. The final buffalo was captured on May 10 but died shortly after.
Do any of you remember the rows of sycamore trees separating parking rows in the parking lots in front of the Clinton Library? The trees provided welcome shade from the summer heat - and provided welcome visual relief from the black asphalt. Some time in recent months, the trees were removed and replaced with more asphalt. So now there is a large expanse of asphalt to greet visitors. This is quite a contrast from the nearby Heifer International HQ that went out of their way to provide an environmentally friendly parking lot. ...It appears that the Library's public parking lot is now closed in preparation for the area's Riverfest later this month.
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POSTED IN APRIL
May 17 - National Sierra Club officers for 2015-2016 announced
Apr. 29 - National Sierra Club Board of Directors election results announced
Apr. 29 - Info on internships with the Governor & Lt. Governor
Apr. 21 - Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) section added under Issues Outside Arkansas
Apr. 15 - First Utility-Scale Solar Energy Project Proposed In Arkansas
Apr. 8 - Sierra Club Receives $30 M Gift From Bloomberg Philanthropies
Apr. 16 Th - EPA Public Hearing at ADEQ HQ (NLR) - Regional Haze and Visibility Transport Requirements
AR Sierra Club Nominated for "Best Nonprofit" in Sync Weekly
AR Sierra Club Media Hits: EPA Water Rule
Entergy Arkansas planning 81 MW solar plant near Stuttgart [posted 4/15]
Apr. 8 - Sierra Club Receives $30M Gift From Bloomberg Philanthropies [posted 4/15]
Rel attended a 3/28-29 leadership training session for Club leaders: Check his Report [posted 4/5]
List of Red Cross First Aid classes in Little Rock and Northwest Arkansas updated for May [posted 4/26]
Events > EPA Info page added to web site with My Environment entry block [posted 4/2]
OUTSIDE OF ARKANSAS:
An Issues Outside Arkansas page has been added to web site to consolidate information about other areas in one location [page added 4/5]
Texas Coal Plants An Issue, Sierra Club Says
By Doug Thompson - NW News - December 30, 2014
Two coal-fired power plants in Texas stand as the most immediate threat to air quality in Northwest Arkansas, said the director of the Sierra Club in Arkansas.
The plants are among seven at issue in a Jan. 15 public hearing in Oklahoma City. The federal Environmental Protection Agency called the hearing after rejecting parts of Texas' plan to gradually reduce the amount of haze-causing sulfur dioxide from the plants.
Glen Hooks, this state's Sierra Club director, said his group will argue at the hearing the sulfur dioxide contributes to haze as far north as Benton and Washington counties and over the federally protected headwaters of the Buffalo National River. ... MORE [TOP]