Our Mission:
-To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth.
-To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources.
-To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment.
-And to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.
Sins of Sprawl




Nominations for the Nasty Nine can include but are not limited to:
-developments that leapfrog over areas of farmland to plant buildings in the midst of pristine prairie
-proposed housing developments, strip malls and big box stores that are usually facilitated when local governments extend water and sewer lines through farmland
-roads that now go nowhere
-anything ugly, energy-inefficient, or of bad design
-inefficient use of resources
-traffic generators
-destruction of wildlife habitat

The Nasty Nine nominations were intended to spur discussions about smart growth in our community, now let's keep it going!

Let's grow and let's do it right!



Nominate On Line

Or submit to:
Blackhawk Chapter, Sierra Club
PO Box 8976
Rockford, IL 61126-8976


The Blackhawk Group held a successful Urban Sprawl Workshop last year to focus on ways of combating Urban Sprawl in the Greater Rockford Area. <<more>>

2003 Nominations
2002 Nominations
Nasty Nine