Maryland Sierra Club Blog
Sierra Club Southern Maryland Group is hosting a public forum on the environmental and health issues surrounding the proposed expansion of the Dominion Power terminal on the Chesapeake Bay for the export of liquefied methane gas and the resultant pressure to use hydraulic fracturing to drill for gas all up and down the East Coast…even in southern Maryland.
Maryland Sierra Club Environmental Lobby Night
When: Monday, March 10, 2014, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Where: Lowe House Office Building, Room 406, 6 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Questions? Contact: doreen.paster[@]mdsierra.org
Join fellow Sierrans on Monday, March 10th to lobby key General Assembly members to ensure strong environmental legislative victories in 2014! Sign up today!
We need interested volunteers to come to Annapolis on the evening of March 10 to make personal visits to legislators and ask them to vote green on specific bills that will make a difference in Maryland’s environment. Don’t feel you have expertise? No worries! We will supply you with training and fact sheets. But remember –- the most important thing you can contribute is your personal interest in just showing up. Legislators might not care if you are an issue expert, but they do care that you are an interested voter concerned enough to visit them! Learn more.
The Maryland Chapter of the Sierra Club invites you to a showing of the documentary, “Coal Country”.
Where: Our College Park office (see “Logistics” below)
When: Sunday, March 9 at 7:00 pm
Cost: Free/optional donation
Please let Adam Rahll know if you plan to attend: firstname.lastname@example.org/443-665-5341
Note: There will be another showing at the Baltimore Pratt Library on 3/13 at 7:00 pm -- contact email@example.com for more information.
Thanks to our fired-up Sierra Club volunteer leaders and members, we are making great strides in the defense of the Polluted Runoff law. The Polluted Runoff program passed in 2012 is key to reducing water pollution in Maryland. The program ensures that local jursidictions will have the support they need to construct on the-ground projects that clean up dirty water, reduce flooding, and prevent the further degradation of our rivers and streams, and the Chesapeake Bay. The program will ensure that our seafood remains safe, and that we will experience less beach closings in the future.
South Hampton HOA is hosting a Western Charles County meeting this Saturday, Feb 15, 2014 at 10:00 am, at Bryans Road Library (3225 Ruth B Swann Dr., Indian Head). Delegate C. T.
After many months of deliberation, the Anne Arundel County Council finally passed, and began to implement, its watershed restoration program. The program addresses stormwater runoff problems from developed areas, using an annual standard fee for residential development, and an amount based on the amount of impervious surface present for commercial development.
On January 8, 2014 the Legislative Session of the General Assembly kicks off with a visit from the Sierra Club. In the morning, we will be visiting our legislators to share literature on clean energy. In the afternoon, the legislators are rewarded with new 2014 Sierra Club calendars. Sign up here for all the activities planned for the first month of the session.
We need your help to protect Maryland's natural heritage. As we reported last month, Maryland is considering designating thousands of acres of protected open space, known in the state as "Wildlands". Dozens of you turned out to testify in support of new wildlands areas from the Cumberland Mountains to Southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore.
1. Hike 11/24, see calendar.
2. Monthly Sierra Club Meeting, 12/7/13 ~ 10:00 am -12:15 pm
Where: C. Burr Artz Public Library/Frederick County Public Library
110 East Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701
Contact Dan Andrews for more info.
Envision Frederick County's director, Kai Hagen (right), with Dan Andrews (center), chair of the Catoctin Group of the Sierra Club, and Mike Tidwell (left), director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN).