State Issues

Conservation Report

By Whitey Markle LEGISLATIVE In view of the current political situation here in Florida and nationwide, we must begin to understand our governmental representative and we must begin to engage them with our positions on critical environmental issue. Most of them will listen, and we have concluded , over time, […]


by Whitey Markle After serving 7 years as the Conservation Chair and Vice Chair, I’ve been elected Chair of the SSJ Group.  I certainly appreciate the EXCOM’s confidence in me and I hope we move forward through this rough time in American and Floridian environmental history. We have a big […]


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 […]

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, […]

Notes from the Sierra Club meeting in St Petersburg on 10-3-15.

Notes from the Sierra Club meeting in St Petersburg on 10-3-15. We voted on electing the 3 candidates (Kent Bailey – Tampa Bay Chair, Bud Long, from Turtle Coast group -Political Compliance Officer for the Chapter, and Kristine Cunningham, from Nevada – Nevada Chapter Treasurer).   BEYOND COAL Campaign update […]