SSJ position on Plum Creek – July 2013


Because the last place development should occur is in the wetlands and the wild forest land, the Suwannee/St. Johns Sierra Club Group has adopted the following position concerning the proposed development of Plum Creek property in Alachua County:

1. The current Alachua County Comprehensive Plan endorses growth from within municipalities.

2. The current Alachua County Comprehensive Plan prohibits development in wetlands.

3. The already stressed water resources will be further depleted and contaminated by the Plum Creek development .

4. The wildlife corridor between the Ocala National Forest and the Osceola National Forest will be seriously restricted by the proposed Plum Creek development.

Therefore, the Suwannee/St. Johns Sierra Club Group opposes any amendments to the Comprehensive Plan that would allow Plum Creek to further develop their Alachua County properties.