Michael Wright


It’s time to talk

Cynthia Barnett, author of several books on our water resources, writes in a new article: “The problems are also laying bare the flawed way we pay for water — one that practically guarantees pipes will burst, farmers will use as much as they can and automatic sprinklers will whir over […]


Stand by our plan petition

A group of citizens has formed a group to advocate for the current Alachua County Comprehensive Plan, and to oppose major changes requested by the Plum Creek Coporation. There’s more information at the group’s web site, StandByOurPlan.org. An online petition has been created so you can easily make your views […]


Groundswell Rising

There will be a special screening of the movie Groundswell Rising on April 16, 2014, at 716 North Main Street (formerly The Doris). This movie will “get your blood going and your mind racing … to defend our communities from gas drilling” says Tracy Carluccio of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network. The […]


SSJ opposes Central Florida water initiative

Whitey Markle, the Conservation Chair of the Suwannee-St. Johns group, has written to Mr. Tom Bartol in Engineering and Environment Services to oppose the Central Florida Water Initiative. Whitey says that the districts are downplaying the importance of water conservation. You can view the letter below, or download the DOC […]


Yankeetown air potato roundup

The first annual Yankeetown Air Potato roundup was held recently, and was sponsered partly by the Suwannee-St. Johns Sierra Club. Air potato vines are invasive and can quickly take over a wooded aread. White Markle, the Conservation Chair, helped organize the effort. You can view his comments in the video […]


Orange Creek Management Plan

In a letter to Ms. Mary Paulic of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Whitey Markle, the Conservation Chair of the Suwannee-St. Johns group of the Sierra Club, has expressed concerns about the Orange Creek Basin Management Plan. You can view the letter below, or download the DOC file here. […]