Tuesday, May 21
7 pm: arrive early to hand write letters to elected officials (all materials and information provided)
7:30 pm: Richard Andrus- City of Binghamton's Shade Tree Commission
Trees play a major role in decreasing summer temperatures, decreasing
storm runoff and beautifying the city. Mayor Ryan’s
administration reactivated a City of Binghamton Shade Tree Commission.
Dick will describe how the commission makes recommendations for tree
planting in the city and talk about the aim of increasing tree cover in
About General Meetings:
Everyone interested is welcome at all Sierra Club activities, whether
or not a member (except for Executive Committee meetings). General
meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each
month, except July and August. They are held at Central United
Methodist Church, 17 Nanticoke Ave., Endicott, NY (on Route 26 —
from Route 17, follow 26 north to Endicott, west on East Main, north on
Nanticoke.) The public is welcome and refreshments are served following
the meeting. Contact Scott Lauffer at 607-341-3746 or
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For more information about these and other upcoming events, see the Events section.
There are a variety of ways to get involved (contact or
meet with elected officials, go on an outing, write a letter to the
editor, attend a community meeting, talk with your neighbors, etc) and
a wide diversity of issues to work on (fracking, agriculture, energy,
translation, water protection, and so much more)-- so get active now!
Click Here to fill out a volunteer form.
Water Monitoring Volunteers Needed
With the uncertainty of hydrofracking in NY, we are looking for
volunteers who are concerned with the importance of clean water in our
region. There is a critical need to establish a baseline for water
quality and monitor streams in the Susquehanna watershed. Training is
required and a tentative date is set for June 16.
Diligence and Caution Needed in Approach to Gas Drilling
We have an obligation to make sure we don’t create another
hazardous legacy like the toxic plume in Endicott. Before we rush in
too quickly, we need to proceed with diligence and caution on all
aspects of the environmental impacts of the drilling to ensure
long-term social, economic and environmental health for our region. We
applaud the Governor’s recent decisions in directing the
Department of Environmental Conservation( DEC) to prepare a new Generic
Environmental Impact Statement and it’s implied moratorium,
addressing the state’s glaring deficiencies and preparedness for
the massive scope of the anticipated drilling. There is still a
lot of work to be done to protect the health and safety of our
residents, safeguard the rights of our communities and get proper
compensation for the intrusion of the gas companies and the extraction
of our resources.
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