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E-M:/ Lighthouse expert to speak in Flint

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	‘Great Lakes Lighthouses’ to be topic of Sierra Club Nepessing Group program
	What was it like to be a Great Lakes lighthouse keeper in the 1930s? 
	Bonnie Reno of the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association of Dearborn
will tell stories and talk about lighthouse preservation and history on
Wednesday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Mott Community College in Flint.  She
will show video excerpts and present images of lighthouses, and those who
cared for them, during their Great Lakes heyday about 70 years ago.
	Reno is the featured speaker in this month’s local Sierra Club program.
Meetings commence at 6:30 p.m. with a brief introduction, followed by a
synopsis of what environmental volunteers are doing locally.  The featured
speaker follows.  Then upcoming outings, conservation reports and
environmental projects are discussed in a membership meeting.  These meetings
are free and refreshments are available.  Non-members are welcome.  
	“Our goal in having special speakers is to educate the public about the
outdoors,” said Denny Crispell, who volunteers as programs director. “Michigan
has some of the best outdoor recreation areas in the country. When people get
out there and enjoy nature, they want to protect it.”
	Sierra Club meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
in the Prahl Center’s Genesee Room at Mott Community College, 1401 E. Court
Street in Flint.  Parking is free of charge.	
	The Nepessing Group of the Sierra Club represents about 600 members in
Genesee, Lapeer and Northern Oakland Counties.  It is one of 11 active groups
comprising the Sierra Club Mackinac Chapter with about 16,000 members
throughout Michigan. The Sierra Club is the largest volunteer grassroots
environmental organization in the U.S., with about 580,000 members.

	The Mission Statement of the Sierra Club, founded in 1892 by John Muir:
“To explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth; to practice and
promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; to
educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural
and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these

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