Saturday, May 27, 2017

Change in announcement time from Thurs. night meeting

 SC members,  At our meeting on Thurs we heard briefly from an energy expert, Captain Michael Armenia, US Navy R&D Manager, that the challenge of climate change will require not just stopping the use of fossil fuels now or eventually, but the removal of vast amounts of greenhouse gas from the atmosphere. That will require vast amounts of clean new energy capacity! Capt Armenia will show  video  and discuss  an energy invention overlooked from the time of the Manhattan Project until now,  Liquid Fluoride Thorium .  Time 12:15 Sunday May 28 at Friendship Hall, Universalist Unitarian Fellowship off US 1 in Rockledge. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Paddle Rock Springs on National Trails Day




Join us on Saturday, June 3 for a one-way, down-stream paddle of Rock Springs Run. We will begin at King's Landing in Apopka and use their livery service to haul ourselves and our boats back to the put-in. This 4 to 5 hour paddle can be very relaxing and great fun. The 74-degree Fahrenheit water is the perfect antidote for heat and humidity. Nearly all adjacent land is state-owed, offering the feel of real wilderness travel. State law mandates having a PFD in your boat and club policy stipulates wearing it.

RENTALS ARE available. See http://kingslandingfl.com/ for rates. 

This Sierra Club Outing commemorates National Trails Day, which is organized by The American Hiking Society. More information is available athttp://nationaltrailsday.americanhiking.org/

Contact Jim Gering (gering@fit.edu, 321-674-7106) for information on costs, meeting time, what to bring and relevant policies and constraints. For example, all adults MUST BRING their driver’s license.

Monday, January 2, 2017

How to Get Rid of Expired--and Other Unneeded-Medicines in Brevard

At the beginning of a new year, it becomes clear which drugs expired some time last year.  That makes this an appropriate time to post how to get rid of expired--or otherwise unwanted--medicines. This information is correct to the best of our knowledge and may change at the discretion of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and Police Departments listed.

So how do I dispose of unwanted or expired medications?

1. PLEASE DO NOT THROW MEDICATIONS AWAY!  
     Medications can end up in the hands of children, animals or drug users. Drugs that make it into the landfill can contaminate the soil and groundwater.

2. PLEASE DO NOT FLUSH MEDICATIONS!
     Disposing of medications in the sink or toilet can be very harmful to the environment!

3. DO Drop off your unwanted and expired medication at local law enforcement agencies to be properly destroyed. They accept all prescription, non-prescription, over-the-counter (pills, liquids, ointments or lotions) including pet medications.  Please make sure that the medication is properly sealed and does not leak.

4.  They CANNOT accept syringes, asthma inhalers, drugs in aerosol canisters or chemotherapy drugs in either IV liquid or oral form.  Contact your pharmacist to dispose of these medications.

DROP OFF LOCATIONS
Open Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during normal business hours (Please call ahead to ensure a deputy or other responsible person is available)

BCSO North Precinct (321) 264-5208 2290 Columbia Boulevard, Titusville

BCSO South Precinct (321) 253-6658 1515 Sarno Road, Building B, Melbourne

BCSO East Precinct (321) 454-6652 2575 North Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island

BCSO West Precinct (321) 633-2123 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Bldg. E, Melbourne

BCSO Canaveral Precinct (321) 868-1113 111 Polk Avenue, Cape Canaveral

Cocoa Police Department (321) 639-7620 1226 King Street, Cocoa

Indian Harbour Bch. Police Dept. (321) 773-3030 40 Cheyenne Court, Indian Harbour Beach

Melbourne Police Department (321) 608-6731 650 North Apollo Boulevard, Melbourne

Titusville Police Department (321) 264-7800 1100 John Glenn Boulevard, Titusville