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This group is open to anyone, not just Sierra Club members. There is no charge for trips, other than permit fees (when required). The Miami Group is the local chapter of Sierra Club for Southwest Ohio. Miami Group has a long history of leading various types of outings: Paddling, Hiking, Biking, Backpacking, Camping and Service Outings. All outings are led by leaders who have been certified to meet local and national Sierra Club standards.
Miami Group welcomes participation by the LGBT community, all minority groups, and veterans: Help us broaden the reach of the environmental movement!
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- Submitting Effective Comments About the Brent Spence Bridge Environmental ImpactMt Auburn Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, OH
Presented by Chris Curran, Chair of the SCMG Brent Spence Bridge Working Group
Sierrans love to EXPLORE and ENJOY the natural world, but the time is now to PROTECT Greater Cincinnati from the environmental impacts of the $3.6 billion Brent Spence Bridge project. The Ohio and Kentucky transportation officials concluded there would be no adverse effects despite the loss of over 90 acres of forests needed by endangered wildlife. They also wrongly concluded that there would be no adverse effects on low-income residents, the elderly, those with disabilities and children. With 16 lanes of high-speed interstate traffic and our current smog issues, their conclusion is not supported by decades of data on traffic-related air pollution. The deadline to submit comments on the Supplemental Environmental Assessment is March 8th. In this month's Educational Forum, you will learn about the details in the 400+ page report and how to prepare effective written rebuttals to better protect the forests, wetlands, aquatic life and human health.
Join us for a social at 6:30,
program starts at 7:00PM
Can’t join in person?
Register to join by Zoom here:
- Wilderness First Aid - SOLO ENTRY LEVEL Certification CourseCamp Stonybrook, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, Waynesville, OH$260.00
Wilderness First Aid (WFA) - Spaces are limited
Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good adventure story and a bad ending…and maybe even save a life.
WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast who wants a basic level of first aid training for remote trips when access to medical help can be delayed.
First developed by SOLO Wilderness Medicine School in 1976, WFA is a 16-hour course that focuses on the entry-level skills of: response and assessment, musculoskeletal injuries, environmental emergencies, soft tissue injuries, and medical emergencies. The WFA curriculum focuses on real-life examples and blends classroom learning with hands-on scenarios. Upon completion, students will receive a SOLO certification card, good for 2 years
WHERE IS THE LOCATION?
The course will be taught both indoors and outdoors at scenic Camp Stony Brook in Waynesville, Ohio. Camp Stony Brook is managed by the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio. Participants can tent camp or stay in the lodge with heated bunk rooms and flush toilets at no charge.
WHO IS THE WFA FOR?
The WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. It also meets the ACA guidelines.
WHAT IS TAUGHT?
The WFA is 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies.
IS THERE AN EXAM?
Yes, there is ongoing evaluation of practical skills, and there are written assessments throughout the course.
DO I GET CERTIFIED?
Yes. You will receive a SOLO WFA certification, which is good for two years.
CPR certification is available for an additional fee.
The class is held over the course of 2 days, Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 - 5:30 each day. Option to stay overnight in lodge or camp if you wish!
Cost? $260 per participant by Paypal or save $10 and pay $250 by check! (course text, certification, scenario materials, optional overnight lodging included.)
Cancelation Policy: No refunds are offered. Your registration fee is non-refundable unless this event is canceled or rescheduled. Your registration is transferrable to another person.
Additional details will be provided after you have registered. Students must sign the Participant Agreement found HERE to participate.
To register or for questions about registration please contact Andy Niekamp at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: https://www.outdooradventureconnection.com/wfa/
For questions about Camp Stonybrook, its facilities, and camping please contact Nancy Ball at email@example.com
For questions about the WFA course material and certification please contact Matt Hartman (WFA Instructor) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note this is not a Sierra Club sponsored eventNot open