Plum Creek, Weyerhaeuser, and the Bottom Line

by James Thompson The giant timber-based Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) known currently as Plum Creek (PC, for short) is asking the people of Alachua County to modify our extensive Comprehensive Plan in order to build a new city on environmentally sensitive wetlands. County Staff and local observers vigorously recommend […]


January 7th 2016 General Meeting

Commissioner Mike Byerly on Plum Creek’s huge development plan for east Alachua County Plum Creek Real Estate Investment Trust continues to pursue extensive new development rights on its rural timberlands in eastern Alachua County. After its initial application to alter the county’s Comprehensive Plan received a strong recommendation of DENIAL […]


Sabal Trail Pipeline Petition

Print Petition and get it signed by citizens in your County… Sabal Trail Pipeline Petition EPA says Sabal Trail pipeline is threat to Florida’s drinking water, then recants By Stephanie Kunkel The Sierra Club strongly opposes any oil and gas pipelines proposed for Florida. Currently we are working in opposition […]


Conservation Report January 2016

Conservation Report By Whitey Markle GOVERNOR, HIS MINIONS, MOVE RAPIDLY TOWARD ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER At the event called, ”An Evening at Silver Springs”, benefitting the Florida Springs Institute in Ocala on Dec.11th, the Guest Speaker was Sonny Vergara, former Executive Director of the St. Johns River Water Management District and the […]


News From The Chair January 2016

News From the Chair By Maryvonne Devensky Happy New Year to All of You and Your Families! We are starting a New Year with a lot of the same issues that we were concerned about in 2015. Most important is to push for a Water Bill in Tallahassee that is […]


Plum Creek Update

Plum Creek Update Plum Creek Real Estate Investment Trust continues to pursue extensive new development rights on its rural timberlands in eastern Alachua County. After its initial application to alter the county’s Comprehensive Plan received a strong recommendation of DENIAL from Alachua County staff, Plum Creek withdrew their application and […]


2015-12 Plum Creek Update: Planning Commission, Hawthorne Annexation

Plum Creek Update By Scott Camil The Plum Creek Real Estate Investment Trust continues to pursue extensive new development rights on its rural timberlands in eastern Alachua County. After its initial application to alter the county’s Comprehensive Plan received a strong recommendation of denial from Alachua County staff, Plum Creek […]


Sabal Trail Pipeline

Stop the Sabal Trail Pipeline Tuesday, November 17th, 6:00pm – Suwannee County Board of Commission Meeting We need you there! The Sabal Trail Pipeline is a natural gas pipeline being proposed by Texas-based Spectra Energy. It would run from Alabama through Georgia and Florida to a compressor station in Osceola […]