More Outrage at City of Peoria Sale of Riverfront Park Public Open Space

Railroad Turntable

The Peoria City Council meeting on April 14th began at 6 p.m., however, the agenda item on sale of the public open space at the riverfront did not begin until about 10 p.m. The vote to approve the River Trail Redevelopment Agreement on the taking of this public property was held about midnight with 8 council members in favor of the sale and 3 opposed.

Illinois Environmental IssuesIllinois Environmental Issues Need Your Calls

Please be sure to phone Senator Dave Koehler’s office 309-677-0120 to thank him for sponsoring the Clean Jobs Bill Senate Bill 1485. This bill will improve the state’s energy efficiency target and options for renewable energy.

Clean Water CelebrationHOI Sierra Club Participates in Clean Water Celebration and Earth Day Events

Approximately 2,500 middle and high school students and their teachers attended the 22nd annual Clean Water Celebration at the Peoria Civic Center on April 20th.

Constitution Garden at Peoria Riverfront ParkPeoria City Council Planning Sale of Public Park Along Riverfront

Ask the Peoria City Council to oppose the sale. Important dates:

March 31 - City of Peoria informational meeting at 6 p.m., Peoria City Hall.  
April 8 - HOI Sierra Club public discussion at the RiverPlex, 5:30 p.m.  
April 14 - Peoria City Council vote on the sale of Riverfront Park land.

HOI GROUP MEETINGS AND EVENTS

HOI Group Meeting - What's Up with Clean Power?

April 15, 7pm
Forest Park Nature Center

Caroline Wooten, Illinois Chapter Sierra Club Associate Conservation Organizer, will have the latest news and updates on the Illinois Clean Power Plan and what is happening from Chicago to Springfield to Carbondale on efforts to increase clean power for our state.

HOI Group Meeting - Electric Vehicle Day

May 20, 6:30pm
Forest Park Nature Center

Here is your chance to get up close and personal to a variety of electric cars and find out the ins and outs of owning an electric car. HOI Board Member Bob Jorgenson has arranged for a variety of EVs to be on display from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot at Forest Park Nature Center.

HOI Group Dinner at One World Cafe

June 17, 6pm
One World Cafe

Join us for dinner at One World Cafe in Peoria where you can socialize with your fellow Sierrans and catch up on local environmental issues. Please RSVP to John Wosik by June 16th at johnwosik@comcast.net or 309-222-2519.