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UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, January 20
Central United Methodist Church, 17 Nanticoke Ave., Endicott, NY

6:30 pm:
" Lyndia Spickard Environmental Award Dinner"

Speaker: Julian Sheperd "Bird Life in a Human-Dominated Environment" "

You are invited to the Susquehanna Group of the Sierra Cub's Annual Lynda Spickard Environmental Award presentation meeting 7:30 PM and Potluck Diner, 6:30 PM.

Dan Watkins, retired biology teacher, will receive the 2015 Lynda Spickard Environmental Award. Dan has led numerous "weed walks" with the Broome County Naturalist Club. He is being recognized for his efforts toward long term education and promotion of the natural world.

"Bird Life in a Human-Dominated Environment"

A talk and discussion, follows the award presentation, with Julian Shepherd, Associate Professor of Biology at Binghamton University, to speak on the drastic alterations by humans on natural environments all over the Earth that have left bird populations with much less natural habitat to occupy. But, many bird species are adapting to these new, human-modified environments and, in some cases, thriving. This talk will consider these changes and look at the future for the bird population on Earth. Julian is a member of the Executive Committee if the Susquehanna Group of the Sierra Club and member of the Binghamton Shade Tree Commission.

At 6:30 PM a Pot Luck dinner, will precede the program. Please bring a dish to pass, if possible, with locally produced, organic, vegetarian or vegan, with a list of ingredients or recipe and bring your own table setting and utinsels.

Shepherd and Ewe will provide a musical interlude.

Entrance to the Social Hall is from the parking lot behind the Church. The program is free and open to the plublic. .



 
At the 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.) Parking in lot behind church, enter through back door on left. The public is welcome and refreshments are served following the meeting. Contact Scott Lauffer at 607-341-3746 or lauffer.scott@gmail.com for more information.

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 lauffer.scott@gmail.com for more information. 






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"Frack Before We Think?"
Carl Stannard, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Physics
Binghamton University

For many reasons, hydrofracking should not be undertaken until, at the very least, an honest and unbiased study of its health effects can be completed.  Too many times, we have been lured by the promise of the quick buck to leap without sufficient foresight into situations whose unintended consequences turn out to be dangerous, if not downright disastrous.  Similarly, as we know, it is not wise to rely solely on the advice of those who stand to profit the most from the decisions.  Proponents of hydrofracking in New York have often mischaracterized the motives of those of us who have very real concerns that fracking could cause contamination of vital underground water sources, as well as the release of many other environmental pollutants which could adversely affect the citizens and industries of New York, such as farms, yogurt, wine production, and many others.
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Water Monitoring Volunteers Needed

Concerned Citizens from around New York State are engaging in a campaign to record basline water quality information for local streams. For more information, visit http://nywatersentinels.org .






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