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Protect Sutton Bluff from More ATV Trails
The Mark Twain National Forest released a plan to increase the number of miles of ATV trails in the Salem Ranger District at Sutton Bluff. We need to portect our wilderness, not build more vehicle trails. Contact the Forest Service and tell them what you think of the proposal. Read More

Give Your Vision for the Future of the Missouri River
The Army Corps of Engineers ends its comment period for the Missouri River Authorized Purpose Study (MRAPS) on September 20. Find out how you can give needed input to this study. Read More

Coal Ash on the Riverbank
At the national level the Sierra Club has been working to create stricter standard on coal ash storage. Closer to home, the Labadie Environmental Organization has been working to stop Ameren UEs proposal to build a new coal ash pit on the banks of the Missouri River in Franklin County. To help with this effort, come to the next Franklin County Planning & Zoning Meeting on Tuesday, September 21, at 7pm at the County Government Center, 400 E. Locust, Union, MO. For more information see the LEO website.

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September 11
National Service Outdoors Day
Join other Sierrans at the Green Center, 8025 Blackberry Ave., University City, MO at 8:30am. We will remove invasive species, such as hops, from the Urban Bird Corridor and the Ruth Park woods. Remember to bring long sleeves, pants, a sun hat, work gloves, sturdy shoes and water. Call Leslie Lihou at 314-726-2140 for more information and to RSVP. Cedar

September 23
General meeting at Litzsinger School, Lindbergh and Litzsinger.
Our speaker will be Allison Vaughn, Resource Steward, Missouri Department of Natural Resources. She will talk about hiking trails in Missouri wild areas. Meeting starts at 7:30 PM. For more information call 314-644-0890

September 25
Green Home Festival, 3600 Block of Grandel Square, between Grand and Spring Ave., St. Louis
The Sierra Club Eastern Missouri Group will have a table at the festival. We need more volunteers to help with the event. If you are interested, please contact Henry Robertson at 314-647-5603.


September 28
The St. Louis Regional Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council Sustainable Communities Series Kick-Off
Commerce Bank Education Center Missouri Botanical Garden
4651 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63110
For more information and other events, see this website.

October 15-17
Annual Chapter Reunion on the Current River.
Hike Canoe or just relax in the upper Current River country. This is a great opportunity to learn about trails and issues related to the Current River. Call Sierra Club Office for details. 314-644-0890

October 17
Come Find What the Current River and Alley Spring Have in Common
On this adventure we will stop and look at the proposed Current River trail. Then we will spend time at Alley Spring taking lots of pictures along a 1.5 mile hike before heading back to camp. This outing starts at 9:00 AM and ends at 12:00 noon. This outing is limited to 15 hikers. Signup early. Paul Stupperich 314-429-4352 or lonebuffalo@earthlink.com Bob Gestel 636-296-8975 or rgestel@sbcglobal.net

October 19
Native Bees & Natural Communities
Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood, 7260 Southwest Ave., St. Louis, MO 63143
The Nature Conservancy presents Mike Arduser, Natural History Biologist, Missouri Department of Conservation. This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited to the first 100 participants.

October 23-31
Trail Building
Join us for a day or the week working on the Ozark Trail. As always free camping, campfire talks or a sing along every night.  A great time for all.
For information: Bob Gestel 636-296-8975 at rgestel@sbcglobal.net or Paul Stupperich 314-429-4352 at lonebuffalo@earthlink.com

For our full and exciting outings schedule, see our website here.

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