Saturday, October 11, 2014

October Membership Meeting

The October joint Partnership and Sierra Club meeting will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2014.  We will discuss current issues of importance locally, including plans for Port Canaveral, All Aboard Florida, and the East Central Florida Regional Transportation Task Force.  

The meeting will take place at the Pineda Unitarian Universalist Friendship Center, 3115 Friendship Place, on US 1 in Rockledge, ½ mile north of Suntree Blvd and next to Landscape Depot.

Social time starts at 6:30 PM and the meeting starts at 7:00 PM.  Our meetings are open to the public. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Support Florida Sierra Club's Vote Yes on 1 Campaign

One of the best things anyone can do to ensure that our lawmakers protect Florida's rivers, springs, and coastal waters is to support Amendment 1 on the Nov 4, 2014  ballot, which sets aside 33%, or 1/3, of all monies received for document stamp taxes on real estate sales to conservation of water and land.

Although a law saying this should happen is on the books, recently the money has not been set aside for this purpose.  That's why Sierra Club Florida, and the Turtle Coast Group, are supporting Amendment 1: the Water and Land Conservation Amendment.

Voter approval of Amendment 1 is fundamental to keeping our rivers, beaches, and wildlife areas healthy, and our drinking water clean for the next 20 years.  To help reach as many voters as possible, Sierra Club Florida has pledged to match up to $10,000 for every dollar contributed by our individual members.

Please make your contribution today as every dollar matters and no amount is too small!  Click on the following link to make an online donation.  This donation will be matched by Sierra Club Florida.

Paid electioneering communication paid for by the Florida Sierra Club.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Fall 2014 Outings

Upcoming 2014 Fall Outings

 Saturday-November 22nd-8am. Paddle through the Turkey Creek Sanctuary. Meet at the Captain's House, Palm Bay, FL. Bring your own kayak or canoe and a personal floatation device! Call 432-4346 to RSVP.

2 service outings will also be announced for the Fall. One will be working with the Marine Resources Council and the other will be working with the EELS program. Stay tuned for those details soon! We expect to add more outings as new outings leaders come onboard!

Monday, August 4, 2014

All Aboard Florida Draft EIS Released and Meetings Scheduled

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for All Aboard Florida-Operations LLC's (AFF) proposed All Aboard Florida Passenger Rail Project.  AAF proposed intercity passenger rail service between Orlando and Miami, Florida, with station stops only in Orlando, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami.  The DEIS contains information on the purpose and need for the project, the reasonable alternatives considered,  a description of the alternatives evaluated in detail, and an evaluation of the environmental consequences of the proposed project.  In addition to the No-Action Alternative, the DEIS evaluates three alignment alternatives for the proposed rail corridor.  A preferred alternative has not been identified at this time. 

The DEIS is available for review on the FRA's internet site, and at libraries in the study corridor.

Comments can be submitted by mail to Mr John Winkle, Federal Railroad Administration, 1300 New Jersey Ave, SE, Room W38-311, Washington, DC 20590; or by e-mail to  Comments mudt be submitted in writing by December 3, 2014 in order to be considered.

The FRA will hold public information meetings on the DEIS, to provide the public with an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the DEIS with FRA and project staff, and to submit comments.  The public is invited to attend from 3:30 PM until 7:00 PM at these meetings.  Display boards and opportunity to provide comments will be available during these times.  

The meeting in this area will take place on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the Cocoa Civic Center, 430 Delannoy Ave, Cocoa, FL 32922.