Greetings from the Sierra Club's Shawnee Group of Southern Illinois. The Shawnee Group is an activist organization with dedicated members working on numerous, local issues such as natural areas management; endangered species, biodiversity and wilderness preservation.

Thursday, September 4 from 6:30 to 8 pm: Dam Nation - Free Movie at Morris Library

Contact: Anne Hayden-Lesmeister
Environmental Resources & Policy
Southern Illinois University – Carbondale

Screening will be on at 6:30 pm Thursday, September 4 at Guyon Auditorium, Morris Library, SIU. A reception will follow screening at 8 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in all lots on campus, see the map at www.siu.edu/maps.

The sponsors are the Sierra Club, Shawnee Group and IGERT Program in Watershed Science and Policy at SIU. Check out the flyer!

Belle Smith Springs Hike September 28th

9 am, Sunday, September 28, 2014 Hike at Belle Smith Springs in the Shawnee National Forest Scenic 3-4 mile hike for all levels. This relaxing jaunt is a perfect add-on to the Wilderness Weekend activities of Friday night camping and the Saturday hike at Panthers Den. Wear weather appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes. Water shoes are a good idea if we decide to hike to the natural bridge. Bring water and a lunch for an optional picnic in a nearby scenic area. Ed Max will lead as head botanizer, and Joe Harris will be assistant leader for Shawnee Group. Meeting place TBA. Registration required by September 26th by Email to: joeharris567098@gmail.com