REPORT ON STAND BY OUR PLAN RALLY

By Kyle Giest Whitey Markle and the Swamprooters treated guests to folk music as they walked into the Stand By Our Plan Rally and Picnic held at Marshall Irby’s farm on Sunday, May 22. Friends chatted as they waited in line for burgers and Wahoo, provided by The Real Meal, […]


RECENT GAINESVILLE CITY COMMISSION ELECTION MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Elections have consequences, and one big consequence of the recent Gainesville City Commission election is rejection of the Blues Creek Unit 5 Development proposal which would have run sewer lines through a 90-acre conservation area and under Blues Creek.   The reason the Commission, led by newly-elected Commissioner Adrian Hayes-Santos […]


NEWS FROM THE CHAIR June 2016

By Maryvonne Devensky Memorial week end is here and to remember veterans and values they defended, I propose that you listen to Larry Kirby, a WWII veteran reading an essay about WWII and American values. Please go to http://onpoint.wbur.org/2016/05/26/wwii-vet-larry-kirby  to listen to the 91 year old vet reflecting on the […]


News from the Conservation Chair June 2016

By Whitey Markle BEAR HUNTING The Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will vote on yet another Bear hunt across Florida next winter. The Commission will vote on whether to conduct another slaughter on June 22 in Apalachicola. The meeting begins at 8:30 AM and the Bear Hunt is on the […]


DEADLINE LOOMS FOR YOUR CHANCE AT FABULOUS PRIZES!

June 10 is the deadline to buy your tickets for chances at thousands of dollars in prizes for the Suwannee-St. Johns Sierra Club’s online drawing at ssjsierraclub.eventbrite.com. “With barely two weeks to go, tickets are still available in all categories, including the top prize of a 3-day, 4-night July 4th […]


News from the Conservation Chair May 2016

By Whitey Markle   NITRATES IN THE WATER (repeated Warning) Dr. Bob Knight, director of the High Springs-based branch of the Florida Springs Institute is again pressing for government action regarding the nitrate pollution problem in our springs and groundwater. He reiterated his conclusions on this matter to the Alachua […]


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Pipeline Can Still Be Reconsidered

By Maryvonne Devensky  The Sabal Trail pipeline project is not a done deal. Since January 2016, there has been a momentum in Georgia and Florida to oppose this project from citizens, county officials and groups because of very serious concerns. Members of the Suwannee St Johns Sierra Club and Withlacoochee, […]


Tri-County Working Group Update May 2016

The consensus that humans are causing recent global warming is shared by 90%–100% of publishing climate scientists according to six independent studies, according to a report sent to us by Dr. Stephen Mulkey. Dr. Mulkey accepted our invitation to speak to a small group of Tri-county Working Group members on […]


News From the Chair May 2016

By Maryvonne Devensky This month we had an excellent presentation by Dr. Wendell Porter at our general meeting. He is a UF Professor and an expert on renewable energy.  He was quite positive that we are on our way to clean and safe renewable energy production – solar and wind production […]