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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014, 7:30 PM

Past, Present, and Future of Onieda Lake

with James "Randy" Jackson, Associate Director of the Cornell Biological Field Station

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Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, 2:00 PM

Cornell Biological Field Station at Shackelton Point

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Wednesday, May 28th, 2014, 7:30 PM

State of the Lake

with Aimee Clinkhammer, Watershed Coordinator for Onondaga Lake

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Iroquois Messenger deadlines:

fall – Aug 1, winter – Nov 1, spring – Feb 1, summer – May 1. Articles, comments, book reviews welcomed & encouraged


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Welcome to the Sierra Club Iroquois Group


The purpose of this site is to enhance communication and participation of Sierra Club members and concerned citizens in preserving our environment.

Photo by Tom Boll, University United Methodist Church

Next Program: The Past, Present, and Future of Onieda Lake


Wednesday, April 23th, 2014, 7:30 PM


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Photo by Tom Boll, University United Methodist Church

Climate Smart Communities

16th Annual Earth Day Forum

Climate Smart Communities:

Let’s Get With the Program


First Unitarian Church

220 Winton Road South, Rochester, NY 14610


Thurday, April 17,


Join the Sierra Club Rochester Regional Group as Mark Lowery shares info & answers questions about climate change, how it will affect our area, what we can do, and how the state can help.


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Fossil Free New York by 2030

Sierra Club Brochure on Renewable Energy


About the Grassroots Campaign


A recent study by Stanford University professor Mark Z. Jacobson et. al outlines how New York State can be powered with wind, water, and the sun. The study outlines the environmental, social, and economic benefits from converting to renewable energy.


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Statement of Iroquois Group of the Sierra Club regarding the "Ash for Trash"


Rock Cut Rd. Incinerator. Photo from News Channel 9, WSYR, Syracuse

The Iroquois Group of the Sierra Club is adamantly opposed to the "Ash for Trash" proposal at least until it can be reviewed in public meetings and all aspects of the agreement are made public. Future impacts of the trash burning, increased truck traffic, and the long term use of the incinerator need to be presented to the public before this proposal can be considered.


(c)Ash for Trash

After OCRRA (Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency) and Cortland County officials had met in secret for over a year, the chair of the Onondaga County Legislature and the Onondaga County executive "announced their intention" to trade garbage for incinerator ash with Cortland County.

By Vikki Baker

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Town of Preble Residents Irate Over a Proposed Propane Storage "Farm"


The Town of Preble, with a population of 1,582, has always been famous for its rich soil, dairy farming, and picturesque countryside. Over the past several decades, there have been attempts to compromise the town's character by introducing commercial and industrial uses not consistent with the town's goals and comprehensive plan that stresses preserving the its rural character with limited loss of prime farm land. This past year a committee recommended that the zoning code should prohibit industrial gas drilling and associated industries, such as storage, refinement, etc.

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By Rhea Jezer, photo by