Please Attend City Council Vote on Riverfront Park Apartments Tuesday Sept. 22nd

Peoria Zoning Hearing

The last chance to influence Peoria City Hall on their plans to sell our green open space at the north end of the downtown Riverfront Park is September 22nd at the City Council meeting, 6:30 p.m., fourth floor City Hall, 419 Fulton Street.

Plastic BottlesThe Plastics Problem

I have always known that plastic was a polluting problem that needs to be dealt with. I just didn't know how bad the problem was until recently. Plastic can be a useful, convenient, substance, but it pollutes much of the earth and the oceans to a degree I didn't realize before.

Pollinator Day at Riverfront MuseumHOI Group Cosponsors "Monarch Butterflies and Other Pollinators Day"

The Peoria Riverfront Museum and the Heart of Illinois Sierra Club cosponsored "Monarch Butterflies and other Pollinators Day" July 11th at the Riverfront Museum, from 12 to 4 p.m.

Hog Factory = Paradise LostMarshall County CAFO Update

Citizens in northeastern Marshall County continued to fight against the Sandy Creek Lane LLC hog confinement facility near Wenona.


Patagonia: South America’s Southern Frontier

Rachel Carson: Her Life and Legacy

HOI Holiday Potluck

October 21, 7pm
Forest Park Nature Center

Kathy Jones will give a presentation on Patagonia, a sparsely populated region at the southern end of South America, shared by Argentina and Chile. Kathy, a marathon runner, has almost reached her goal of running a marathon on every continent! Come learn about this fascinating part of the world and find out why this world traveler says she would like to go back to Patagonia.

November 18, 7pm
Forest Park Nature Center

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
Forest Park Nature Center

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.

HOI Executive Committee Candidates Needed for 2016

VolunteerNominations for the HOI Executive Committee are needed by October 21st.  Three positions will be up for election this year for a 2016-2017 term. Committee members have a range of opportunities from organizing programs for the general meetings, representing HOI at various meetings and events, or being active by contributing ideas. Nominate yourself or send in a nomination for someone that would like to be on the Committee. Meetings are held once a month, and are a great way to participate in your local Sierra Group. If you are interested, click here to email for information about the position and how to get on the ballot.