Stand with #NoDAPL and Stop Sabal Trail Pipeline

RE:  YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN LOCAL  EVENTS IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE STANDING ROCK PEOPLE FOR #NoDAPL  SINCE WE HAVE THE SAME ISSUE IN FLORIDA WITH THE PROPOSED SABAL TRAIL PIPELINE GOING UNDER OUR SUWANNEE RIVER,SANTA FE RIVER AND PRECIOUS SPRINGS WATERSHED. WHAT:   1) KAYAK PADDLE ALONG THE SANTA FE […]


News from the Chair September 2016

By Maryvonne Devensky Hello to everyone, As we survive these hot and humid summer months, several serious issues are also boiling right in front of us.  So here is what we need to focus on and I am urging you to get informed and educate yourself even more on these […]


Conservation Report September 2016

By Whitey Markle STATE PARKS MANAGEMENT If you are concerned about the management of your state parks, especially after the last legislative session, you can scrutinize the plans online. Bear in mind: Each park has its own plan which is compiled by a relatively democratic process involving parks management personnel […]


Sierra Club Joins Lawsuit over Sabal Trail Pipeline 

As the opposition to this unneeded pipeline project in Florida was growing (70 people attended an Informational workshop in Gainesville on August 6 – organized by Gulf Restoration Network), permits to allow the construction of the pipeline were given last week to Sabal Trail LLC. In response, Gulf Restoration Network, […]


Tri-County Working Group Update September 2016

Tri-County Working Group By Jon Brainard August 16 on a rainy and hot Florida afternoon, our group set off from Dunnellon, Homosassa Springs and Ocala to visit Green Key Village in Lady Lake.  Green Key Village, near the huge and infamous The Villages “city”, this new green community (subdivision)  in […]


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HELP SAVE OUR PARKS!

The State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is in the process of developing plans for our state parks.  We want to make sure that these plans don’t contain any language that would “raise ones eyebrow.”   We are asking our Sierra Club Groups to:   Look upthe park(s) in your area, review their plans and attend the hearings […]


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 […]