2018 Fall Solar Tour

Save the Date – October 13, 2018 SunPlugged Sour Tour Tours 12noon – 3:30pm Reception/Speakers/Solar Art Display 4pm – 6pm Want to help us to create this awesome event? In addition to potential homes to showcase, we need help with event organization, community outreach, event publicity, and event day volunteers. […]


The Green Amendment: Our Right to a Healthy Environment

Monday, March 26th, 2018, 6-8pm, doors open at 5:30pm Suwannee St. John’s Sierra Club presents author Maya van Rossum speaking about an inspiring new agenda for environmental advocacy, one that will empower people, level the playing field, and provide real hope for communities everywhere. We all have the right to […]


Citizens Lobby in Tallahassee

Reclaiming Florida’s Future for All!   Clean Water, Clean Air, Clean Energy Save the Date-Wednesday, 1/31! Join us in The Capitol for Lobby training on the evening of 1/30, Citizen lobbying on the 31st. ReThink Energy Florida, Floridians Against Fracking, Progress For All, Organize Florida, Sierra Club Florida, Physicians for Social […]


The Stakes are High for Alachua County

January 23rd, 2018,  5pm,   Alachua County Administration Building Two Important New Water Quality Regulations If you have only enough time or motivation to attend one government meeting in 2018 in defense of our environment, make it this one.  The stakes are high, and turnout could make the difference, especially since […]


North Florida Working Group

By Maryvonne Devenksy  SSJ North Florida Working Group is up and running with a lot of good energy. We meet once a month, usually the 4th Saturday (but it is not definite),  either at the Rum 138 Sierra Club office or in some other location, so keep reading the newsletter […]


Conservation Report

By Whitey Markle RAINBOW RIVER MFL TO BE DECIDED ON MARCH 28 The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) will decide on a proposed Minimum Flow and Level (MFL) at their March 28th meeting in the SWFWMD headquarters in Brooksville. Although the Rainbow River and spring are flowing at over […]


News From the Chair

By Whitey Markle WELL-OILED MACHINE? The Suwannee-St Johns Group is, “the largest SC group east of the Mississippi “, possesses 1000 springs, and is approximately the size of Massachusetts. Needless to say, we have a massive chunk of the most environmentally-endowed land, and we have the responsibility of protecting it for […]


Memories of Muir 3/2/17

In 1867, John Muir, Botanist & later founder of Sierra Club, walked from Indiana across Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. He traversed the Florida wilds from Fernandina, through Gainesville and onto Cedar Key.  In his published journal, A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf, his charming style shows […]


Some Positive News Globally, and Some Positive Actions Locally

By Maryvonne Devensky  1) SABAL TRAIL PIPELINE —Since last fall, DIVESTING globally is a growing movement according to an article from December 12, 2016, by Damian Carrington. Here are some excerpts: “The value of investment funds committed to selling off fossil fuel assets has jumped to 5.2 TRILLIONS doubling in […]


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, […]