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E-M:/ "Stop Sprawl" Training Southeast Michigan - Final Posting



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Enviro-Mich message from daniel.farough@sfsierra.sierraclub.org
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SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN "STOP SPRAWL" TRAINING

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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