As many of you know we normally have our monthly meetings on the fourth Wednesday of the month. this month, April, the fourth Wednesday is April the 22nd, Earth Day, and the day that Sustain Charlotte is having its annual awards event. In deference to Sustain Charlotte we are pushing back our monthly meeting by one week to Wednesday April 29th at the usual place and time. Many of us will be attending the Sustain Charlotte event and encourage all of you to do so also. See http://www.sustaincharlotte.org/calendar for details.
On April 29th we will have the Catawba River presentation by Prof Reed Perkins of Queens University that was postponed from February due to the weather. Dr. Perkins has taught at Queens since 1998 and is very involved with exploring the urban ad natural systems of greater Charlotte. We are honored to have him present to us. We will follow his presentation with an exploration of the Catawba River Basin using interactive simulation software.
for the Queens profile of Dr. Perkins.
We will meet at the Mahlon Adams Pavillion in Freedom Park, Charlotte at 6:30pm for pizza and socializing. The our formal meeting begins at 7pm.
The event and parking are free.
No RSVP is necessary. Hope to see you there.
David Robinson, Chair, Central Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club
What will our Water System Master Plan look like moving forward? What goals and strategies are needed for 2016 to preserve and protect our Charlotte environment? Why not attend the CharlotteEnvironment Committee meeting on Monday, March 16 at 12:00 p.m. in Room 280 and find out so that you can speak out?
Join us as we help restore and revitalize native plant communities in Freedom Park. We will spend the morning primarily removing English ivy from the trees along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway, part of the Carolina Thread Trail. Removing English ivy is crucial to maintaining the health of the trees and supports plant biodiversity which creates suitable habitat for wildlife. It also enhances the beauty of the park that so many of us enjoy. Children age 8 and up are welcome!
We will supply tools, but feel free to bring your own garden tools as well as work gloves, a hat, water, and snacks. We’ll work from 9am until noon. Contact Mary Lou Buck to sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants on Sierra Club outings are required to sign a standard liability waiver. You can view the waiver here:
Limited to 25 participants.
March monthly meeting change of venue.
Myers Park Baptist will be the venue for an important panel conversation about local and
regional environmental issues on Wednesday, March 25. Sponsored by the Ministry of
Faith Formation and the Earthkeepers Servant Leadership Group, this forum is free and
open to the public.
The conversation will be led by a panel of environmental experts and local leaders,
including Ernie McLaney, Deputy Director of Clean Air Carolina; Sam Perkins, the Catawba
Riverkeeper; Mary Newsom of UNCC’s Urban Institute, Dr. Mark Jensen of Wake
Forest University Divinity School, and Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter. MPBC’s own Chris
William will moderate the discussion.
Members of the panel will begin by speaking about current actions being taken to help
create a more sustainable Charlotte. Then they will respond to questions from the audience.
Please join us for this important forum on March 25 at 6:30pm in Heaton Hall.
The Myers Park Baptist Church is located at 1900 Queens Road, across from Queens University. Parking if free, as is the event.
Hope to see you there.
And note that our Feb meeting on the Catawba River that was cancelled due to the weather has been rescheduled for April 29.
David Robinson, Chair Central Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club
Park and Rec has cancelled all evening meetings in their facilities due to the weather. So NO Sierra Club meeting tonight.