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Enviro-Mich message from daniel.farough@sfsierra.sierraclub.org
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     SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN "STOP SPRAWL" TRAINING FOR SE MICHIGAN
     
     BACKGROUND
     
     Sierra Club is hosting a workshop at the Mt. Clemens Community Center 
     on Saturday, September 25 from 10:00am - 4:00pm to help citizens 
     utilize tools and develop skills to stop sprawl in their community and 
     participate in land use decisions.  The Mt. Clemens Community Center 
     is located at 300 N. Groesbeck Hwy. on the corner of Lafayette - 1 
     mile south of Hall Rd (20 mile).  All materials, refreshments and 
     lunch are complimentary.  Pre-registration is required.
     
     SPEAKERS
     
     Alison Horton, Sierra Club
     Director for Sierra Club's Michigan Chapter and has been leading the 
     public education campaign on sprawl and other issues for the past 
     several years.
     
     Tim Killeen, Southeast Michigan Group, Sierra Club (Moderator)
     Political Chair of local Group of Sierra Club.  Activist on a variety 
     of conservation issues.
     
     Julie Stoneman, Michigan Environmental Council (MEC)
     Land Programs Director and an environmental advocate for 16 years with 
     a specialty in land use.  At MEC she oversees the Land Stewardship 
     Initiative.   
     
     Chuck Hersey, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) 
     Director of SEMCOG's environmental programs with emphasis on regional 
     planning for growth. 
     
     Ken DeCock, Citizen's for Quality Growth 
     Macomb County Farmer and an activist on farmland preservation. 
     Director of Macomb Conservation District.  
     
     Doug Martz, Macomb County Water Quality Board
     Chair of Macomb County Water Quality Board and a regional activist on 
     Lake St. Clair and water quality.  Founder of Sludgebusters.
     
     Vicky Kovari, MOSES
     Community organizer for 20 years.  Executive Director of SWAN, a 
     nonprofit housing group.  Activist with MOSES on urban 
     revitalization.
     
     Dan Farough, Sierra Club 
     Conservation Organizer and Membership Involvement Director and has 
     worked to promote citizen activism in a variety of grassroots 
     campaigns.
     
     
     AGENDA
     
     10:00am            Welcome
                        Tim Killeen, Southeast MI Group, Sierra Club
     
     10:15am            Moving from Sprawl to Smart Growth - Panel
                        Julie Stoneman, MEC
                        Chuck Hershey SEMCOG
                        Alison Horton, Sierra Club
                        Tim Killeen, Sierra Club, Moderator
     
     12:00pm            Lunch (provided)
                        Farmland and Sprawl
                        Ken DeCock, CQG
                        Water Quality and Sprawl
                        Doug Martz, Macomb WQB
     
     1:30pm             Organizing and Influencing Local Officials / Urban  
                        Redevelopment And Sprawl
                        Vicki Kovari, MOSES
     
     2:15pm             Fighting Sprawl - Using Sierra Club's Campaign      
                        Model
                        Alison Horton, Sierra Club
                        Dan Farough, Sierra Club
     
     3:15pm             Next Steps and Wrap-up
                        Building a Grassroots Campaign for Smart Growth 
                        Workshop Presenters and Participants 
     
     4:00pm             Adjourn
     
     
     REGISTRATION
     
     Sierra Club's "Stop Sprawl" Training 
     PRE-REGISTRATION FORM
     ____ YES! I am very interested in participating in the smart growth 
     training and organizing workshop and in learning ways that citizens 
     can stop sprawl!  Please reserve my place.  ______ Number of people 
     attending.
     
     ____No, I cannot attend, but I would like to help promote smart growth 
     in my community.
     
     Name(s)_______________________________________Address_________________ 
     _____________________
     
     Phone____________________ Fax______________________ 
     email__________________________________
     
     Please send, by Tuesday, September 21 to: 
     
                              Sierra Club, Mackinac Chapter Atten: Dan Farough 
                              300 N. Washington Sq., Suite 411 Lansing, MI 
                              48933 
     Or Fax to (517) 484-3108, or email to <daniel.farough@sierraclub.org>
     
     QUESTIONS: Call (517) 484-2372
     
     
     Dan Farough
     Sierra Club
     Environmental Public Education Campaign Coordinator 
     Membership Involvement Director
     300 N. Washington Sq. Ste 411
     Lansing, MI 48933
     
     Ph: (517) 484-2372
     Fax: (517) 484-3108
     email: daniel.farough@sierraclub.org
     



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