OHIO – On Thursday, October 9th, the Great March for Climate Action will enter the Mahoning Valley on their route from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. The marchers marched over 2,600 miles to reach Youngstown through flash floods, blinding dust storms, excessive drought, crop-crushing hail, and tornado watches.
Marchers have looked forward to Ohio as a challenge and opportunity to address the state’s toxic injection wells storing radioactive frack waste and they will interact with neighboring communities dealing with the consequences of these wells. The Climate March will inspire action as they pass through the state laying the foundation for residents to continue acting long after the marchers leave.
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PUBLIC IS INVITED TO JOIN WHEREVER THEY WOULD LIKE
ALL TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE! Contact: Frackfree Mahoning Valley 234-201-0402
SAFETY NOTE: Great March for Climate Action would like anyone marching or assisting to please don bright colours, a hunter-orange cap, or a neon safety vest - thank you for staying safe along these busy thoroughfares.
Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/307536392781711/
7:00am Thursday, October 9. Leave Newton Falls, First Section, 12.4 miles, 5 hours
12noon - 12:30pm Welcome & Lunch
Welcome to the Mahoning Valley Greeting and Picnic Lunch MEDIA INVITED!
On the Niles Greenway bike path, corner of State Rt. 46 and Salt Springs Rd., Mineral
Join us in welcoming and/or join in the March. Bring a picnic lunch.
12:30pm Second Section: Bikeway, 4.1miles, 90 minutes
March past Meander Reservoir, the drinking water for 220,000 people and out to Mahoning Avenue..
Having traveled through Toledo on the way, it is very important that we do not take great drinking water
for granted. Our water must be protected!
*THERE ARE BIKE RIDERS ON THIS TRAIL - SINGLE FILE NECESSARY AT TIMES
2:00 pm Arrive at Mahoning Avenue, 30 min snack & water break at Mill Creek/MetroParks Bikeway's
Mahoning Avenue Trailhead
2:30pm Third Section: 8.3 miles to camp, 3 hours, 20 minutes
March up Mahoning Ave to downtown Youngstown
Community members especially welcome at this juncture and anywhere along Mahoning Ave. to
accompany Marchers, and to lend a hand pushing/pulling March cartage - use WRTA bus #40.
Residents of Youngstown can easily take the #40 Austintown bus to wherever the March is at
that time and march back into Youngstown. ($3 - must have EXACT change)
Bus leaves Federal Station(340 W Federal St, Youngstown, OH 44503) at 3:10pm Arrives Austintown
Plaza at 3:33pm. Walk 3 blocks west to the bike path trail head.
Leaves Federal Station 4:10 Drop off wherever March is.
Leaves Federal Station 5:10 Drop off wherever March is.
BUS SCHEDULE: http://www.wrtaonline.com/schedules/tt40-austintown.htm BUS info: 330-744-8431
877-845-9782 Bus route PDF
5:30pm Arrive at Mister Peanut bridge, cross Mahoning River into downtown MEDIA INVITED!.
Additional Youngstown residents gathering at the B&O Station Brewery and joining March
Good photo op of 50 Climate Marchers and Welcoming city residents coming over the bridge together.
Continue though city past Youngstown State University.
6:30pm Arrive at Elm Street overnight site, FOOD AND REST at The First Unitarian Universalist Church
of Youngstown,1105 Elm St [Elm & Illinois], Youngstown, Ohio 44505 330-746-3067
NOTE: assistance will be provided in getting local spirit marchers back from the UUYO Church to the
Mister Peanut bridge/B&O Station Brewery
7pm Wednesday, October 8, 2014. A segment of the Marchers will be guests at A Community Revolution: Elevating the Rights of People and Communities Over Corporations presentation by Thomas Linzey, Executive Director, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) in Moser Hall, Room 2000 (Schwebel Auditorium), 134 Lincoln Ave, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH 44503
FREE and open to the public. There is FREE on-street parking after 5 p.m. at the metered parking spaces along Lincoln Avenue and nearby streets.
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Great March For Climate Action on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClimateMarch
Bus route and schedule:
|WRTA BUS #40 / Austintown route and schedule|
|First Section: Newton Falls to intersection Salt Springs Road & Rte 46|
|Second Section: intersection Rte 46 & Salt Springs Road to Mahoning Avenue, Austintown|
|Third Section: Trailhead on Mahoning Avenue to The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown|