• 2014 Trail Service Outings • Mountain Bridge
Wilderness Area

• Next year's schedule to be announced.

We will be starting our twelfth year of service to Caesars Head and Jones Gap State Parks. Please plan to join us on the Saturdays listed below during 2014. These Trail Service Projects improve and preserve the existing trails at these mountain parks. If you enjoy these trails, please
plan to join us on one or more of the 2014 outings.

For more details contact Jim Majors at (864) 233-7576 or jim_majors@bellsouth.net.


• Adopt-a-Highway:

Under our name Sierra Club in green is a blue sign COUNTY WINNER! How cool is that!? The "have pride don't litter" sign hangs below that.
Next cleanup is in February. See you then.

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• Adopt-a-Highway:

On 15 November, The Sierra Club picked up trash on East North Street between Mitchell and Brushy Creek Roads on Saturday. A total of 10 bags were picked up by 5 people putting in a total of 5 hours. Thanks!

Next year's schedule to be announced.

The Bartram Group has a two mile stretch on East North (also known as) Old Spartanburg Road between Mitchell Road and Brushy Creek. We will meet at 8:00 A.M. at Mitchell Road Elementary School which is on the
corner of Mitchell Road and Old Spartanburg Road.

If it is pouring rain, we'll not meet. You will be provided the bags, twisty ties, work gloves, orange safety vests and water. We cover two miles, both sides of the street, and are very fortunate to have sidewalks on the entire route.

Contact Steve Root at (864) 346-3081 or stephenjohnroot@gmail.com, or Dennis Chamberlain at (864) 430-3754.


(Archive item)
Nuclear Program of 6 November 2014.

Recently, the Bartram Group of the Sierra Club and the Greenville League of Women Voters held their second seminar on "The Aging Nuclear State". David Lochbaum, from the Union of Concerned Scientists, presented his short commentary, "The Second Most Dangerous Nuclear Plant in America."

It was about the Oconee Station nuclear power plant and describes the many safety problems identified over the years (e.g., inadequate tornado protection, inadequate fire protection, inadequate high energy line break protection, inadequate flood protection) that have been largely unresolved.

Eric Conner, reporter for the Greenville News, who reported the radioactive water leaks at Oconee Station, spoke about the media coverage of environmental issues. The new environmental reporter, Tonya Maxwell, was also at the meeting.

Rob Sobczak presented a slide show from Tom Clements, the Sierra Club adviser on nuclear issues, on the status of high level nuclear waste from Europe coming into South Carolina.

This seminar occurred on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at the University Center (former McAilster Mall) 225 S. Pleasantburg.

PDFs of speakers handouts: Decommissioning / Safety at Oconee / Radioactive leak at Oconee / Mr. Lockbaum's Presentation

Tom Clements presentation re: SRS

HIKES

None planned currently.