The midterm election is only a FEW DAYS away. Be sure to vote and help elect environmental champions endorsed by the Sierra Club. Sierra Club volunteers have been busy in Iowa and Illinois asking candidates tough questions, researching records, and making endorsements of the kind of leaders we need in office. Go to the chapter web sites for listings of the candidates endorsed by the Sierra Club. For endorsed candidates in Iowa, click on Political Info in the right column at http://iowa.sierraclub.org, then scroll down to 2014 endorsements in the left column. For endorsed candidates in Illinois, click on Political/Issues at the top right of http://illinois.sierraclub.org/index.html, then enter the Politics 2014 site. In addition to voting for these candidates, help is also needed to get out the vote for them. Contact the candidate’s campaign offices and volunteer your time!
Dick Sayles, president of the Quad City Audubon Society, will present on the importance of our local Mississippi River Flyway for birds and waterfowl species. The “canary in the coal mine” and the “warbler in the woods” both serve as indicator species of our ecological health. Also, birding is a low impact way to enjoy nature and help to maintain our community’s natural resources.
The program is free and open to the public and starts at 7:00 PM on Monday, October 20 at the Moline Library.