Whitey Wins the Manatee Award

Whitey MarkleThe Florida Chapter of the Sierra Club has given the Manatee Award to Whitey Markle, the Conservation Chair of the Suwannee-St. Jonns group. This award honors a member who has done outstandanding service to the group.

Whitey led a citizens group that placed a referendum on the ballot in Alachua County that imposed a curfew on airboats. The curfew will help protect the nocturnal species of wildlife as well giving lakefront residents relief from the intrusion of noisy airboats.