Sierra Club to Host Two Public Events

The Sierra Club will be holding two public events in Kirksville to discuss critical environmental issues and to explain how local residents can get involved. The first event will focus on the 50th Anniversary of the Federal Wilderness Act, which was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on Sept. 3, 1964. The National Park Service is currently considering extending wilderness management to 3,500 acres in the Big Spring area in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. On display at this time in the Kirksville Arts Association Gallery are two coordinated exhibits—“Of A Wild Nature” featuring works by regional artists; and “50 Years of Wilderness: Through the Lens of Missouri’s 8 Wilderness Areas.” The latter is a traveling exhibit of professional photographs with images of flora and fauna taken by Richard Spener and Toni Armstrong in Missouri’s protected wilderness areas.

Sierra Club Gathering and Art Exhibit
7 p.m.
Sept. 23
Kirksville Arts Association Gallery, 117 S. Franklin St.
The speaker will be Sierra Club Missouri Chapter Director John Hickey.

The second event will focus on how Missouri can move from its current dependence on coal to a clean energy economy based on energy efficiency, wind and solar. Particular attention will be paid to practical actions that students, faculty and community members can take to support that transition.

Sierra Club Lecture and Discussion
4:30 p.m.
Sept. 24
Magruder Hall 1000
The speaker will be Sierra Club Missouri Chapter Director John Hickey.
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