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Sierra Club Water Sentinels: Videos

"This is how we roll: hands on, and knee deep!"
-- Sierra Club Water Sentinels Program Director Scott Dye

March 2011
Water Sentinels Overview with Scott Dye
Program Director Scott Dye in the Missouri Ozarks as he describes the Sierra Club's Water Sentinels program. (0:37)

March 2011
Water Sentinels Stories: Camp McDowell
Mark and Maggie Johnston run the Camp McDowell Environmental Center in Nauvoo, Alabama. The camp is located across the creek from a former strip-mining operation that Mark helped get shut down. The Johnston's hope to instill their love of the outdoors in the thousands of schoolkids who attend the camp. (1:18)

March 2011
Water Sentinels Stories: Whites Creek
At Whites Creek High School in Nashville, Dr. Cliff Cockerham empowers his students to "have some faith in themselves, some faith in the world, some faith in the idea that they can make a difference." Cockerham is a Sierra Club volunteer who chairs the conservation and environmental justice committees for the Middle Tennessee Group. He also runs the student Water Sentinels Program in middle Tennessee. (1:08)

March 2011
Water Sentinels Stories: Western Kentucky
Longtime Water Sentinels Aloma and Lee Dew conduct the Tour de Stench through four western Kentucky counties to observe the heavy concentration of factory farms, or CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations), that have moved into the region. (1:24)

March 2011
Water Sentinels Stories: Herculaneum
Jack and Leslie Warden lived in the shadow of the Doe Run, Missouri, smelter until lead contamination forced them to relocate. With the help of Water Sentinels Tom and Angel Kruzen, the polluters are finally being held accountable. (1:25)

January 2011
Aloma Dew on the Sierra Club's Water Sentinels Program
Standing in front of three now-closed chicken houses, Kentucky Club organizer Aloma Dew describes her motivation for wanting to protect the environment. (0:56)

March 2011
Water Sentinels Stories
Sierra Club Water Sentinels are the first line of defense of America's waters. In this video we hear from some of the people who are working to protect, improve, and restore our waters by fostering alliances to promote water-quality monitoring, public education, and citizen action. (5:05)

March 2010
Sierra Club staffer Lynn Henning wins the 2010 Goldman Environmental Prize for North America
A family farmer from rural Michigan, Henning exposed the egregious polluting practices of CAFOs (concentrated animal feeding operations), gaining the attention of the federal EPA and prompting state regulators to issue hundreds of citations for water-quality violations. (4:28)

 


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