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 […]

Round 2 with Plum Creek

Plum Creek Timber Corporation has been engaged in a massive two-year public relations campaign with the hope that Alachua County Commissioners will approve a dramatic expansion of its development footprint in eastern Alachua County. SSJ Sierra Club supports the community’s existing vision for our future, created after many years of […]

Conservation Report for November

CONSERVATION REPORT By Whitey Markle   A GOVERNMENT OF SECRECY                                                                                 […]

From The Chair: Another Busy Month

FROM THE CHAIR: ANOTHER BUSY MONTH By Maryvonne Devensky   From the Chair One of the reasons I volunteered to be chair is that I thought we needed more communication between the State Sierra Club and our group, so you can read the last part of this article, notes taken […]

Notes from the Sierra Club meeting in St Petersburg on 10-3-15.

Notes from the Sierra Club meeting in St Petersburg on 10-3-15. We voted on electing the 3 candidates (Kent Bailey – Tampa Bay Chair, Bud Long, from Turtle Coast group -Political Compliance Officer for the Chapter, and Kristine Cunningham, from Nevada – Nevada Chapter Treasurer).   BEYOND COAL Campaign update […]


Unique among environmental organizations, the Sierra Club is run by and for volunteers.  We are truly a grassroots group of citizen activists committed to environmental stewardship and protecting our environment today and for future generations.  There are so many fun and meaningful ways to get involved in the Suwannee St. […]

October 2015 Speaker, Law Professor Joan Flocks

By Daniel Vazquez, Esq. Joan Flocks teaches courses in social justice lawyering, poverty law, and environmental justice.  She was previously an assistant professor at the UF College of Medicine and before that worked for many years as a legal services attorney.  Her areas of funded research include occupational and environmental health, […]

Joan Floaks

Conservation Report October 2015

By Whitey Markle GOVERNOR CUTS LOOSE: The Governor continues to behead his appointees across the state as we read this article. Last   month, after a very short extension to the application period, the Suwannee River Water Management District Board of directors voted unanimously to appoint one of the Governor’s key […]

News from the Chair: October 2015, Another Busy Month

September 3, 2015 we had Peggy Macdonald, Executive Director of the Matheson History Museum, as a speaker for our general meeting. We watched her lively presentation on the fascinating life and work of Marjorie Harris Carr, not just the “housewife from Micanopy”, but a scientist and leader of citizens who […]


Comprehensive Groundwater Sampling Needed

FLORIDA SPRINGS INSTITUTE REQUESTS COMPREHENSIVE GROUNDWATER NITRATE SAMPLING IN ALACHUA AND GILCHRIST COUNTIES FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dr. Robert Knight Director, Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute 386-462-1003 August 28, 2015 GAINESVILLE, FL – On Thursday, Dr. Robert Knight, Director of the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute called for […]