Newsletter- August 2023 update from Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter
August 26, 2023
Join us in the park this summer!
In this newsletter- help bats in Indiana, Atlanta Forest defense, updates from our groups and networks, invitation to our summer socials, plus all our regular features.
Citizen Scientists needed to help with ongoing bat studies
Eastern Red Bat caught at Owen-Putnam State Forest. Biologist and volunteers from Sierra Club and Indiana Forest Alliance set up mist nets to monitor from dusk until 2:00 AM. Photo: Marilyn Bauchat.
Several Uplands Network of the Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter members have been helping out with bat studies in Owen-Putnam State Forest and the Houston South area of the Hoosier National Forest.
The studies are funded by a grant procured by Indiana Forest Alliance, but many volunteers are needed to carry equipment and monitor mist nets. Endangered and threatened species have been found and are being monitored.
Join us, and touring activists on the ground in Atlanta and in the nationwide Defend the Forest movement, for this Stop Cop City event in Evansville IN.
This presentation will cover the history of the movement to stop the clear cutting of 300 acres of the largest urban forest in Atlanta for a militarized police training facility dubbed Cop City and this hemisphere's largest sound stage for private Hollywood interests. We will cover the history of the forest and the plans by the city of Atlanta and its police to demolish and develop it into a dystopian world of urban warfare.
We will offer ways folks can get involved, and push for a new strategy in the movement to bring the nationwide struggle to points of victory in stopping the destruction of our remaining forests and futures.
Our Summer Socials season continued with a gathering of Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter volunteers and supporters at Spades Park in Indianapolis earlier this month. These relaxed, all-ages events are a great way to get to know your local Sierra Club and meet new people. Our final Summer Social is on September 24 at Belmont Beach. Find out more and register at sc.org/hcevents !
Thu, Sep 14, 2023; 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Carmel Green Initiative will be hosting a program “Climate Change and Resilience in Indiana” on September 14th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Carmel Clay Public Library. For more information about this event, visit carmelgreen.org or contact Madelyn Zalon at email@example.com or (317) 459-2150.
Now through October, 2023
Belmont Beach in Indianapolis has a ton of great events happening over the summer that are all free and family-friendly... movie nights, concerts, sound bath meditations and more! See the 2023 event schedule for more information.