Greater Gwinnett Group
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Our meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at Berkmar High School (405 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lilburn, GA 30047) in the Media Center. Doors open at 7pm with light refreshments, and the meeting begins at 7:30pm. Click here for directions. If you have any questions, contact Dan Friedman at email@example.com or call 404-610-5770.
Adopt-A-Stream Monthly Suwanee Creek Monitoring events will be on the Saturday immediately following each meeting. In the event of rain, the event will be postponed to Sunday. For more information and to attend, contact Michael Hallen at 678-200-0455 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Lynn or Michael Beach at 770-985-5135 or email@example.com.
Today is the last day to speak out the project list for the proposed T-SPLOST penny sales tax!
The Regional Roundtable finalizes the project list for the proposed T-SPLOST penny sales tax today. Over the last week, members have proposed a series of troubling amendments, which have taken the list from needs improvement into seriously problematic territory. For the most part, these amendments slash much-needed transit funding in favor of more road projects, crippling Atlanta's next step as a transit leader. See the last issue of Footnotes for more details about the T-SPLOST. See the Regional Roundtable for more details about the amendments. Please send a letter to the Regional Roundtable, stating your support for Amendment #7, and disapproval for the other amendments.
Oct group meeting - Thursday, October 20, 7 pm Plant Vogtle's new nuclear plants: how they came to be approved and the impact on Georgia Power's customers
Bobbie Paul and Courtney Hanson, who are with Wand, will be discussing Plant Vogtle's two new nuclear generating plants -- how they came to be approved and the impact on all of Georgia Power's customers. Georgia WAND, which works with the communities living within the 20-40 mile radius of Plant Vogtle, is concerned with NRC's "business as usual" approach to nuclear reactor licensing after the catastrophic events at Fukushima.
The Greater Gwinnett Group of the Sierra Club meets at Berkmar High School. Socializing begins at 7pm and the program starts at 7:30pm. If you have questions about the meeting contact Dan Friedman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Oct 22, 11am - Monthly Suwannee Creek Adopt-A-Stream Program
The monthly Suwanee Creek monitoring will be held on the Saturday immediately following each meeting -- depending on weather -- at 11:00 am. This is a great opportunity for families to learn about the importance of maintaining the health of our local streams. For more information and to attend, contact Michael Hallen at 678-200-0455 email@example.com.
GA Outings & Events
Friday, October 14 - Say NO to Keystone XL Pipeline! Tar Sands Action Outside CNN Center
October 13 - December 4 - John Muir Exhibit at Atlanta History Center Exhibit
Saturday, October 15 - National Wildlife Federation "Hike & Seek"
Saturday, October 22 - Blood Mountain hike from Lake Winfield Scott
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Lee Graham - 404-202-9065 firstname.lastname@example.org Strenuous. We'll take a moderate pace on the long climb from Track Rock Gap, then follow one of the highest ridges in Georgia, with views in both directions, to the top of Brasstown Bald, the highest mountain in Georgia. We'll eat lunch at the top of Brasstown Bald, and then return to Track Rock Gap. This is a strenuous hike. 12 miles round-trip. Elevation Gain: 3252 ft. Approximate hiking time with lunch - 7.5 hrs.