January 4 from 10am-3:30pm (non CCC event) - Deborah Cowden, MD will be hosting a Statewide Summit on a wide range of shale gas related topics. Dr. Cowden presented research on links between shale gas exploration and human health risks at a prior CCC meeting.
McDonald / Marlite Conference Center
143 McDonald Dr. SW
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
The COST will be $29 per person which includes a full hot lunch, hot Hors d'Oeuvres on arrival, as well as coffee, tea and water to drink, and the room rental fee.
Those interested should email their reservation to StatewideSummit@gmail.com
February 5 at 7pm – Changes in Land Use from Ohio’s Shale Gas Boom.
Ted Auch, PhD will share FracTracker’s recent research efforts combining data from shale gas operations and advanced mapping techniques to highlight how land use is changing in those Ohio counties most impacted.
Feb 21 from 9-11am – 3rd Annual CCC Water Data Day.
If you have new water test results from labs (whether commissioned by a drilling company or you paid for the results yourself) please consider sharing that data with researchers studying water quality in our area. You can choose how the demographic information is shared, i.e., include your name and address or not.
March 5 at 7pm – (TENTATIVE) ODNR Wynn/Tripp Abandoned Mine Closure
April 11 from 9-11am – (TENTATIVE) CCC / SWCD Stream CleanupRecent Meeting Summaries
Caitlin Johnson, Organizer with Communities United for Responsible Energy (CURE) – a campaign of the Ohio Organizing Collaborative (OOC) – A shale-focused “listening project” in Carroll County. Listening projects are citizen driven interviews of friends, family and neighbors to collect their experiences – good, bad or neutral – during the shale boom.
CURE’s goal is to train 10-15 local volunteers to help reach a target of 500 Carroll County citizens with a short seven question interview. The responses to the questions – which will be kept anonymous – are to be complied later this summer and shared through a county-wide public meeting.
Take the Carroll County survey online here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/