The Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection confirms that water withdrawals from the Floridan Aquifer are increasing and projects that existing groundwater sources cannot sustain projected demand over the period of 2010-2030 and beyond without causing”unacceptable environmental impacts including saltwater intrusion, reduction in spring flows, lowered lake levels, and loss of wetlands.
Water Works: Stand Up and Act Now is a one hour interactive, presenter-led PowerPoint program for clubs, organizations and civic groups offered at no charge. The program describes the water problems Florida faces, and especially Marion, Levy and Citrus Counties, in terms everyone can understand: what’s in it for you to care and what you can do about it in your community.
“This program makes difficult things easy to understand,” says Whitey Markle, Conservation Chair for the Suwannee-St. Johns Sierra Club. “Water Works translates scientific facts into common language, detailing the specific impact of Florida’s and the tri-county’s water problems on jobs, property values, lifestyles, ecotourism and most importantly, our drinking water.”
Developed by a Sierra Club Task Force from a variety of scientific and governmental resources, Water Works: Stand Up and Act Now also describes the impact of population growth and development in the next 15 years upon current and future water resources in the tri-county area as well as specific things individuals can do to help.
To schedule Water Works for your group, contact: (Citrus) Nancy Kost, firstname.lastname@example.org or 352.628.0698; (Levy), Whitey Markle, WHMarkle@gmail.com or 352.595.5131; (Marion).