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 […]


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 […]

Stand By Our Plan Rally and Picnic

StandByOurPlan Rally and Picnic Sunday, May 22nd, 3-6p.m. Food and drinks will be provided at outdoor picnic. Seating is limited so please bring a chair. Speakers begin at 4pm: Plum Creek/Weyerhaeuser: What’s Next? FDOT 1-75 and Jacksonville-to-Tampa roads project Bradford/Union Counties Phosphate Mines Update Please RSVP at Everyone welcome […]

2016-05 Map to Rally


Citizens Overwhelm Corporation

By Scott Camil In January 2014, we had a meeting to discuss what to do about Plum Creek’s (PC) plan to destroy wetlands, the wildlife corridor, the rural way of life that many of our citizens enjoy, and the Alachua County Comprehensive plan. Commissioner Mike Byerly, members of SSJ, EXCOM, […]


By Whitey Markle LEGISLATIVE WRAP-UP: THE END OF A TERRIBLE YEAR In 2014, 75 percent of voters said yes on amending the state Constitution to set aside part of the documentary stamp tax to buy fragile lands, important habitat, wetlands and water recharge areas. That’s more people than said yes […]


News from the Chair April 2016

This month a new surge of positive energy is in the air. It may be Spring, or it may be that after the BOCC meetings about the Plum Creek issue, we can somewhat take a rest, breathe and live our life in a more relaxed manner. Let’s wait and see […]

Tri-County Working Group Update March 2016

FEBRUARY 16 MEETING Dunnellon Public Library was the new evening meeting place Tuesday, February 16 for the Tri-county Working Group. The meeting welcomed some several new visitors to the group who were interested in our activities. To begin our meeting with positive news, we recognized the new national monuments that […]