As the saying goes, lipstick on a pig is still a pig. How is the proposed Peoria City Hall "replacement property" for the current Riverfront Park like lipstick on a pig?
| Sierra Club National Board President Aaron Mair in Peoria October 30th|
The new National Sierra President Aaron Mair has combined his outreach and emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion for Sierra Club with presentations at the Illinois State NAACP Annual Conference, October 30th in Peoria.
| Supporting Sustainable Agriculture|
The Heart of Illinois Group took action to support Sun Dappled Farms, a small, local, chemical free farm in Peoria County near Farmington. Akron Services, Inc., has plans to redevelop and expand an old grain elevator next door to the farm.
| HOI Group Talks to 5th Graders About Rain Barrels|
HOI Group members John Wosik and Bob Jorgensen talked to Tazewell County 5th graders about the benefits of using rain barrels at the Environmental Education Day on October 8th at the Avanti's Dome in Pekin.
November 18, 7pm
Using biographical information, excerpts from Rachel Carson’s books, and current events, Tracy Fox will share a presentation on Ms. Carson’s accomplishments and why they continue to inspire environmental activists today. Rachel Carson is the author of Silent Spring, a 1962 book which led to the banning of the pesticide DDT in the U.S.
December 16, 6:30pm
Bring your favorite food to share and a dozen or so slides from your latest trip, for a holiday time get-together. The Nature Center will be decked for the season, and this is a great chance to enjoy a relaxing evening during the holidaze. Bring some friends! Hot and cold drinks will be provided. You will need your own table service and a good appetite! A projector will be available for showing a sampling of slides after dinner, and you will see your fellow friends and Sierrans in action! Everyone is welcome.