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> WASHTENAW COUNTY "STOP SPRAWL" TRAINING
> 
> Sponsored By: Sierra Club, The Ecology Center, and The Michigan 
> Environmental Council (MEC)
> 
> BACKGROUND
> 
> Sierra Club, The Ecology Center and The Michigan Environmental Council are 
> hosting a workshop at the Cornerstone Elementary School, 7480 Dan Hoey Rd, 
> in Dexter Michigan, on Saturday, October 16 from 8:30am - 2:20pm.  The 
> workshop aims to help citizens utilize tools and develop skills to stop 
> sprawl in their community and participate in land use decisions.  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.
> 
> John Hansen, State Representative
> Jim is a former school teacher, counselor and superintendent of Dexter 
> Community Schools.  He currently represents the 52nd District and sits on 
> the Committee on Agriculture and Resource Management.
> 
> 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.  

> 
> Barry Lonik, Washtenaw-Potawatomi Land Trust
> Executive Director.  Barry has been active for many years in state and 
> local land preservation initatives and serves as a consultant for the 
> Michigan Environmental Council
> 
> Jeff Surfus, No Waste, Adopt-A-Township
> Founder of No-Waste and coordinator of Adopt-A-Township, which provides 
> assistance to Washtenaw County residents fighting sprawl at the local 
> level.
> 
> Jim Walter, former Washtenaw County Commissioner 
> Activist for better land use planning and environmental protection.  
> Served three terms on the County Board of Commissioners and 21 years on 
> the County Planning Commission.
> 
> Dan Farough, Sierra Club 
> Dan serves as the Sierra Club's Conservation Organizer and Membership 
> Involvement Director and has worked to promote citizen activism in a 
> variety of grassroots campaigns.
> 
> 
> AGENDA
> 
> 8:30am          Registration
> 
> 9:00am          Welcome
>                 Alison Horton, Sierra Club
>                 John Hansen, State Representative
> 
> 9:15am          Sprawl in Michigan: An Overview
>                 Julie Stoneman, MEC
> 
> 9:45am          Land Use Decision-Making at the Local Level
>                 Jim Walter, former County Commissioner
> 
> 10:45am         Break
> 
> 11:00am         Saving What's Left, Land Preservation Tools
>                 Barry Lonik, Potawatomi Land Trust
> 
> 12:00am         Lunch
> 
> 1:00pm          Fighting Sprawl Locally with Sierra Club's Campaign Model
>                 Alison Horton, Sierra Club
>                 Dan Farough, Sierra Club
> 
> 2:00pm          Next Steps/Networking
>                 Jeff Surfus, No Waste
> 
> 2:20pm          Adjourn/Networking
> 
> 
> REGISTRATION
> 
> "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 to: The Ecology Center, Atten Marybeth Doyle, 117 N. Division St.,

> Ann Arbor, MI 48108.
> 
> or Fax to: (734) 663-2414 or email <marybeth@ecocenter.org>
> 
> Please Register by Friday, October 8, 1999.
> 
> Questions call: (734) 761-3186 ext. 108
> 
> 
> 



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