New - Sierra Club Florida Legislative Platform is out. Look at our Legislative Update page for the new information.
Congratulations! The Florida Land and Water Legacy Constitutional Amendment has been
approved by the Secretary of State of Florida and will be # 1 on the 2014 ballot.
Sierra Leaders, mark your calendars. Our next chapter meeting will be March 15 in
Lakeland, Florida. Watch for more details on our calendar page.
It is time to Pay UP! March is the month when we appeal to Florida members to provide monetary support of our efforts for the environment. But why wait for a letter? Go to our PayPal account and give online. Go to our Give to Sierra page to read more about it and CLICK to GIVE.
Read about recent ICO Training at Crystal Springs and more in our
Local News section.
Our Sierra Club Florida blog
is up and running at sierraclubfloridanews
Polluters Win - People and Wildlife Lose.
Judge’s Decision Leaves Florida’s Public Waters Unprotected.
The recent decision by a U.S. District Judge allows the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to avoid applying Clean Water Act protections for two-thirds of all Florida waters, including streams and canals. The decision permits EPA to simply change its mind and not protect most streams and canals. "Florida’s clean water regulations just aren’t working, and we need EPA to step in and do the job," said Earthjustice attorney David Guest. "We have so much sewage, fertilizer, and manure contamination that we have toxic slime outbreaks happening all over the state. Hundreds of dead manatees, dolphins, fish and birds have been washing up on shores in South Florida. The Clean Water Act is supposed to prevent things like this." "We are considering an appeal of this decision," Guest added. Read more of this press release at Local News section.
Looking for information on a Florida environmental issue?
Sierra Club Florida is involved in campaigns for Smart Energy, Safe and Healthy Communities, and Protection and Restoration of the Everglades.
For links to these issues and more go to our Issue Page
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Sierra Club Florida is an all volunteer organization. If you want to help out at a local level, please see your local Group Chair. Go to Sierra Florida Groups to find your local Sierra Club. To volunteer at the chapter (state) level, please email Rudy.Scheffer@sierraclub.org or find the leader for a particular issue on the issue page. For example, to get involved working on a Bottle Bill, go to our Bottle Bill Page where you will find the contact information for Linda Demler.
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