Sierra Club Eagle View Group
(Northwest Illinois and Eastern Iowa)
Eagle View Group Book Club and Program
Monday, May 20
Moline Library Bronze Room
6:00 Book Club:
The Cactus Eaters by Dan White
Protecting the Boundary Waters from Mining
Jodi Zimmerman has led groups of students in the summer for many years to paddle the Boundary Waters. So when outside mining groups began working from several areas to increase their access to that have been traditionally avoided for mining, she became very concerned. The possibility of wide scale sulfuric acid contamination of the boundary water ecosystem is real if mining is allowed just outside the protected wilderness of northwestern Minnesota. Please come hear about the issue and real fight to keep this beautiful area healthy. Davenport native Ernest Oberholtzer fought to save this wilderness so it is only fitting that we come together to learn about this new threat.
A Fierce Green Light - May 17
If you missed our last EVG meeting and the showing of A Fierce Green Fire...or would like to see this inspiring movie again...you are in luck! Jodi Zimmerman's Davenport West High School Ecology Club is sponsoring the showing this Friday, May 17th at 7:00. So come support our future generation of environmentalist by learning about the amazing generations before them. The movie will be shown at Davenport West High School 3505 West Locust Davenport, IA at 7pm in the auditorium. Any questions? Email Jodi at jdz192@mchsi
Costa Rican Eco-Village
Small Wind Turbines For You and Costa Rican Eco-Village
Brian Ritter (Nahant Marsh/Eastern Iowa Community College District/ and Advanced Technology Environment and Energy Center) will discuss the installation and advantages of small wind energy. Also, last year Brian took a 10 day trip to a Costa Rican Eco-Village and will share about the efforts there to develop a sustainable future through renewable energy, low-impact agriculture and education. Brian is part of a group of community college instructors from across the United States working to develop study abroad courses in sustainable development.
Moving Planet QC Walk/Bike Rally September 24, 2011
More pictures here!
Pictures from the Mines of Spain Outing:
River Clean Up
River Clean Up Photos!
A nice turnout for the cleanup helped make our chore
easier. Thank you to Kris Bergren, Judy Kasper and her grandchildren,
Bryane and Dylan, and Craig and Diane Sommers. It was a hot
humid morning but we finished the job before the rain.
October 1, 2010 Iowa Sierra Club dinner with Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune in Des Moines. ExCom members: Kristen Bergren, Bill Davies, Michael Brune, Kathryn Allen, Jerry Neff.
Water Sentinels Kathryn Allen and Kristen Bergren testing the turbidity of the Rock River at Black Hawk State Historic Site last June.
Eagle View Group meets John Muir...aka John Wallace...on November 10 at the Watch Tower Lodge at Black Hawk Historic Site to celebrate Illinois Sierra Club's 50 anniversary. Bill Davies, Jerry Neff, Frank Holst, Sheri Colman, John Wallace, Kathryn Allen, Rachel Griffiths, Jodi Zimmerman, Kristen Bergren