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 â€” one that practically guarantees pipes will burst, farmers will use as much as they can and automatic sprinklers will whir over […]
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 […]
There will be a special screening of the movieÂ 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 […]
At the November Executive Committee meeting, Jason Fults of Gainesville Loves Mountains presented their petition to encourage the University of Florida to reconsider their contract with Duke Energy. Their petition reads: “With the University of Floridaâ€™s energyÂ contract up for renewal in December 2014, we call upon UF to be a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
The Central Florida Water Initiative has issued a draft water supply plan. The 225 page plan plan is in this pdf on their web site.