Sierra Club is holding a garage sale September 19th to benefit our ICO program which takes local youth on awesome outdoor adventure and service trips. Please keep us in mind when spring cleaning and save your items. Since we have minimal storage space available, we thank you for hanging on […]

Florida Chapter Newsletter

The Pelican, Summer Edition is now available. Features include Sierra’s Legislative Review, threats to Silver Springs, a mining victory in Hernando County, Calusa Group is back in action and more

Summer ICO Programs

“Whoever said Science is boring is definitely not a member of Cultural Arts Coalition After School Science Clubs and they most certainly have not been to the Cade Museum. This amazing field trip was made possible by our partnership with the Sierra Club.” Nkwanda Jah, Executive Director, Cultural Arts Coalition […]

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Letter from Florida Springs Council to Florida DEP

Submitted via email to on July 6, 2015. The Florida Springs Council (FSC) is a consortium of 28 organizations whose 100,000+ members share a deep concern with the health and restoration of Florida’s springs. Since its formation last year, FSC has provided recommendations to Florida’s legislative and executive branches […]

Tri-County Working Group

The Tri-County Working Group that includes Marion, Citrus and Levy Counties, Meets the THIRD TUESDAY  of each month. It is meeting on August 18, September 15, and October 20 at NOON.  The meeting place for ALL three of these meetings is the Crystal River Preserve State Park in Crystal River. […]

Ron Littlepage on recent Sleepy Creek Decision

Subject: Opinion column on Sleepy Creek, Fla Times Union Ron Littlepage: Water officials are all wet By Ron Littlepage Thu, Jul 16, 2015 @ 1:37 pm Appointed by a governor who regularly ignores science, board members of the St. Johns River Water Management District switched teams this week and became […]

From the Chair – July Report

June is here already and summer is starting with these last two weeks of days with 96 F. and higher temperatures…What to do? Go to a beach, float down a spring, kayak in a river, or swim in a lake. If you are looking for a group outing, go to […]


Last summer, during the challenge to the Sleepy Creek cattle ranch water permits, a public hearing was held by the judge. At that meeting hundreds of people from around the state made excellent statements regarding the impact of this cattle ranch on the aquifer for Silver Springs and the Ocklawaha […]


State lawmakers misused almost half of the money available through Amendment 1, the constitutional amendment to conserve land and water on last November’s Florida ballot, according to several environmental activists. The nonprofit organization, Earth Justice, filed a lawsuit on Monday, June 22. A legal challenge had been expected after the […]