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The Sierra Club is one of the oldest and most influential grassroots environmental organizations in the United States. We are the only environmental organization in Mississippi that works on the full spectrum of environmental issues at the legislature for the people of the state.

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THE FOREST NEEDS YOU AGAIN!

2015 Annual De Soto Ranger District Cleanup
The forest needs you, again! This is the 22nd year dedicated people like you have volunteered to help restore and beautify the De Soto National Forest. Please join us and help us care for this precious resource. April 11, 2015 Registration: 7:30 AM. To volunteer contact: Marilyn Stone at 601 528-6160.

FROM THE MISSISSIPPI BUSINESS JOURNAL: MAKING JACKSON A BETTER PLACE--GREAT PROFILE OF MS SIERRA CLUB'S ANN SOMERS

ANN SOMERS ENJOYS HER CAREER BECAUSE OF A VARIETY OF PROJECTS AND THE PEOPLE SHE MEETS
While growing up in Byram, Ann Somers loved putting thing together, such as puzzles, model cars and ships and fantasy Barbie kingdoms. That interest in building things led to a career in architecture, something she learned about as an eighth-grader.
“I knew that was what I wanted to do,” Somers recalls. “Up to that point I did not like school and was an average student. Once I understood I needed to have a good grade point average to get into architecture school, I stepped it up and became a good student. The other thought with architecture was that I could branch into interior design or site design with an architecture degree.”

AMERICAN CATCH WORKSHOP TO BE HELD AT MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE IN JACKSON ON OCTOBER 21ST

Where does our favorite seafood come from … really? Which of our freshwater fish is highest in Omega-3’s? How do our seafood choices affect marine and estuarine environments in Mississippi and around the world?

Mississippi Power Customers: CALCULATE YOUR KEMPER BILL

home electric power meter

An easy-to-use calculator that shows how much money in your Mississippi Power bill is going for building the Kemper energy facility, not for the electricity you use.

NEW PSC COMMISSIONER STEVE RENFRO SPEAKS AT STENNIS INSTITUTE LUNCHEON

DECEMBER 2ND, JACKSON MS
Recently appointed Southern District Public Service Commissioner Steve Renfroe spoke yesterday at the Stennis Institute Capitol Press Forum at The Capitol Club in downtown Jackson, Mississippi. Sierra Club's own Louie Miller was there, and Gulf Coast group member Steve Shepard was mentioned in Renfro's opening remarks. Mississippi Public Broadcasting was also there and filed this report.

STOP THE ONE LAKE DEVELOPMENT

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The public meeting in Picayune was held on October 29. After a short slide presentation, developers stood at tables with posters explaining the NEPA process and the effects on the lower Pearl River (water quantity, water quality, endangered species and salinity, among others). The crowd of about 60 was mostly negative; many had come from St. Tamany Parish, across the river.
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Our friends at the Gulf Restoration Network have sent out an Action Alert regarding the proposed One Lake Development project in the Jackson metro area. Send a letter to the Pearl River Drainage & Control District, and tell them no new lake on the Pearl River. This lake is for developers only, not for the endangered sturgeon or the saw-backed turtle, and it will also cut off a source of fresh water for oyster beds on the Coast. Take a look.

NEWS: WHAT'S A SPROG?

JACKSON, MS BY TIM HARLAN-MARKS, SSC Director of Leadership Training
Every year over 200 youth commit one week of their summer to attend the SSC’s nationally recognized Summer Grassroots Leadership Training Program, Sprog! Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of organizing looking to take your leadership to the next level or a brand new activist looking to start building a toolkit for making real change, Sprog’s complete overview of time-tested skills and knowledge has something for you.

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