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SG-W:/ Stop Sprawl Training in Washtenaw County


Please mark your calendar, Saturday October 16, for this very important
training.  This is hopefully where many of us can meet face-to-face and
really start to make things happen in our county.  This training will have
something for everyone, from novices to veterans of the sprawl wars.


I look forward to meeting many of you there!

Jeff Surfus



Sponsored By: Sierra Club, The Ecology Center, and The Michigan
Environmental Council (MEC)


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


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.


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, Adopt A Township

2:20pm      Adjourn/Networking


"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






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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