Please call your state legislators today (http://www.myfloridahouse.com/…/Repre…/myrepresentative.aspx) and urge them to “support amendments to eliminate loopholes and deficiencies in the 2016 water bills,” SB 552 by Sen. Dean and HB 7005 by Rep. Caldwell, that will be considered next week. Deliver the Message: “Support amendments to eliminate loopholes and defiencies in the 2016 water bills.”
In December, Sierra Club Florida and other Floridians’ Clean Water Declaration campaign coalition partners, delivered a letter signed by 106 organizations and businesses to Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, calling for real protection of the state’s imperiled waterways. The letter was also sent to all 160 of Florida’s state legislators urging them to amend SB 552 and HB 7005. But we need your voice.
The Sierran Newsletter for July-August 2013 is available now!
In the National Lakes Appreciation Month Issue:
Many clean water advocates participated with the Sierra Club at the Floridians, Clean Water Campaign kick off press event at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Headquarters in Orlando on Wednesday, December 12th.
Join the campaign for clean, abundant water for us, our children, and the environment that sustains us by signing the Floridians’ Clean Water Declaration.
To sign onto the online Declaration click on this link: https://www.facebook.com/FCWDcampaign
|Written by Robin Katz|
|Monday, February 10 2014|
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MONTHLY MEETING: Wednesday, February 19th, 7pm at Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803
PROGRAM: Jim Howe and Carolina Griffith discuss the TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP (TPP)
The TPP is a secret international trade treaty that few government officials, a handful of advisers, and elite business executives have been working on for several years in unprecedented secrecy. If the TPP passes, environmental regulations will be challenged by the corporations and if they are not overturned, the government behind the legislation can be sued. Join us to see what you can do to stop the TPP, and learn how to get involved.
Jim Howe has been working with Floridians against the Trans-Pacific Partnership since January 2013.
Door opens at 6:30pm, with light snacks and socializing. Programs are held from 7-8:45pm. Admission is always free, and the public is invited – So come on down, and bring some friends!
OUTINGS LEADERS WANTED
Sierra Club Outings Leader Training: Saturday, February 15th, 9am-2pm at Oakland Nature Preserve, 747 Machete Trail, Oakland, FL 34787
Community Meeting to Discuss Helping Save Ecologically Diverse Lands in East Orange County: Thursday, Feb 13th, 6 PM, at Corner Lake Middle School, 1700 Chuluota Rd, Orlando, FL 32820
Save Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge: Join Audubon at public hearings in New Smyrna Beach and Titusville to say NO to rocket launch sites in our refuge! Your comments at the hearings are urgently needed – please share this important alert!
CALL TO ACTION: WE WANT CLEAN WATER! Rally to Tally: Tuesday, February 18th, meet the bus at 5 am at Barnes and Noble, 2418 E Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32803
Help Save Econ River Ecologically Diverse Rural Lands: Thursday, February 20th, 9am at Orange County Board of County Commission (BCC) Chambers, 201 S. Rosalind Avenue, Orlando FL 32801
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS
Orlando Wetlands Festival: Saturday, February 15, 9am-3pm at Fort Christmas Historical Park, 1300 North Fort Christmas Road, Christmas, FL 32709
Film Screening and Panel Conversation, “The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition: Everglades to Okefenokee”: Wednesday, February 19, 5:30pm-8:30pmnbsp;at University of Central Florida Fairwinds Alumni Center, 12676 Gemini Blvd. North, Orlando, FL
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