2017-03-31 Update: South Florida Water Protectors [FB Feed]

Kathleen McElroy

Kathleen McElroy

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Thanks Maggy Hurchalla: "I don't understand why the sugar industry is not taking advantage of what is really a major attempt at peaceful co-existence." #NowOrNeverglades

Video by Dylan Hansen

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Kathleen McElroy

Kathleen McElroy

Reclaiming Florida's Future For All!

March 22, 2017, 10:00am – March 22, 2017, 3:00pm

Protect Our Water! Ban Fracking! Support Renewable Energy!

We've made a lot of progress on these issues, but we need YOU to help us push forward and educate our legislators this Spring!

Register here: goo.gl/forms/QBRZPduMJR8oSTqg2

Rethink Energy Florida, Sierra Club – Florida, Environment Florida, Food and Water Watch-Florida, Floridians Against Fracking, Organize Florida, Progress for All, Florida Student Power Network, Physicians for Social Responsibility Florida, Urban Paradise Guild and other groups are hosting an Advocacy Day on March 22nd at the Florida Capitol! We will be calling on our legislators to:

-Ban Fracking in Florida: This extreme extraction method poses risks to our environment and does not benefit the people of Florida. We don't want to see what happened in Naples happen anywhere in Florida again!

-Support Renewable Energy: Florida is the sunshine state, and through the Constitutional Amendment process, we've made great strides toward owning that name! Now we need the legislature to follow suit, through legislative action, including implementing Amendment 4.

-Protect Florida's Waters: From the Panhandle to the Keys, Floridians demand clean water. Our springs, rivers, estuaries, lakes, bays and Everglades will continue to degrade, and threaten our health, quality of life, and economy, until decision-makers buy the land needed to restore and protect our watersheds.

We will provide transportation from several cities across the state and we will also provide training so you have the skills you need to effectively advocate!

Training will be offered the evening before (and on buses on the way to Tally), and a rally/ press conference will be held that morning!

EVENT SCHEDULE:

3/21 TUESDAY

**6:30pm-8:00pm: Training

**9:30pm: "Catching the Sun" Movie showing at the nearby Challenger Learning Center IMAX Theater.

**Free lodging is being hosted by First Presbyterian Church. See the Registration Form for the available low cost lodging option.

3/22 WEDNESDAY

**10:00am: Registration opens at Waller Park (near the Dolphins Statue)

**10:30am-11:30am: Rally

**11:30am-1:00pm: Lunch will be split into groups based on the region of FL you are from. Located at a nearby building. Mini Environmental Training Sessions on several environmental issues (including Sabal Trail) will also be held during lunch.

**Ongoing-4:00pm: Legislative Meetings being set by the Sponsors

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South Florida Water Protectors

South Florida Water Protectors

South Florida Water Protectors shared Progressive Alliance 's post. …

Progressive Alliance

Kathleen McElroy

Kathleen McElroy

Second Annual Awake the State Treasure Coast

March 7, 2017, 4:00pm – March 7, 2017, 5:00pm

South Florida Water Protectors

South Florida Water Protectors

South Florida Water Protectors shared Progressive Alliance 's post. …

Progressive Alliance

The end of fossil fuels is on the horizon. The indiscriminate pollution of the planet can be put to an end by boycotting gasoline, natural gas, power companies, and organize mass support for renewable energy at every level.

We need to divest from financial institutions participating in the fossil fuel economy and move our money to local credit unions supportive of green energy. More importantly, we need to replace the fossil fuel companies destroying our planet.

Matt Sapero

Matt Sapero

MUST READ & SHARE THIS ONE: Suppressed memo shows many failings in #ArmyCorps review of #DAPL pipeline plan -@MinnPost #NoDAPL!

www.minnpost.com/earth-journal/2017/03/suppressed-memo-shows-many-failings-corps-review-dakota-ac…

Use these curated, share-able #NoDAPL memes to wake up everyone you can about the fight to protect our land and water!:

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www.minnpost.com/earth-journal/2017/03/suppressed-memo-shows-many-failings-corps-review-dakota-ac…

Suppressed memo shows many failings in Corps review of Dakota Access plan

www.minnpost.com

Robert Figueroa

Robert Figueroa

Kathleen McElroy

Kathleen McElroy

m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1879099642305526&id=1495870423961785

Senate Bill 10/EAA Reservoir is an effort to ensure the sugar industry and 7 million people of South Florida can peacefully co-exist. #NowOrNeverglades bullsugar.org/sign

Video by Dylan Hansen. Thanks also to Will Benson.

bullsugar.org

Kathleen McElroy

Kathleen McElroy

m.facebook.com/tony.dandrea.731/posts/10212700894456763

JOIN US ON MARCH 2nd

Save, Don't Pave Small Wetlands

Comprehensive Plan Amendment CPA 17-07, which allows destruction of small urban wetlands, will be presented to the Local Planning Agency (LPA) this Thursday evening for consideration.

Location: Commission Chambers

2401 SE Monterey Road, Stuart,

Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017.

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Please let LPA members know that little wetlands are important to Martin County residents who count on them for neighborhood flood protection, habitat for threatened or endangered wading birds and other species, preservation of native vegetation, clean drinking water and pollution-free rivers and estuaries.

Allowing developers to destroy wetlands of one-half acre or less within the urban boundaries is not reasonable, responsible, or respectful of nature, of our residents, and of our economy which thrives on the special quality of life in Martin County.

Staff is recommending that the LPA reject CPA 17-07. Tell LPA members that you, too, want them to vote against this proposal. There is no good reason to destroy small urban wetlands. There are many, many reasons to save them.

Kathleen McElroy

Kathleen McElroy

Water, Water Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink!

February 28, 2017, 6:30pm – February 28, 2017, 7:30pm

With Florida's water at risk from fracking, sea level rise, and pipelines, the time is now for a discussion by our environmental leaders on how to protect our precious water. Please join us on the 28th for our forum on protecting our water.

Our topics discussed will include:

Fracking

Sea Level Rise

Sabal Trail Pipeline

Environmental Justice

Kathleen McElroy

Kathleen McElroy

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Tri-County Working Group of SSJ Sierra Club

Outrageous! SWF Water Mgmt. District is recommending that the state be able to draw out 5% of the water from the Rainbow River for future development and irrigation in other communities!!! The river is already imperiled, and this is just totally unacceptable! A protest is being held Feb 23, 3:45 pm, Dunnellon City Hall.

Your participation will send a message to arriving officials that our water is not available for the monetary gain of others. Please come and support our efforts. Thank you.

Outrageous! SW Water Mgmt. District is recommending that the state be able to draw out 5% of the water from the Rainbow River for future development and irrigation in other communities!!! The river is already imperiled, and this is just totally unacceptable! A protest is being held Feb 23, 3:45 pm, Dunnellon City Hall.

Kathleen McElroy

Kathleen McElroy

Public Comment Period on Port Everglades Expansion

February 22, 2017, 6:00pm – February 22, 2017, 8:00pm

Make your voice heard! The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now accepting EMAIL comments concerning the planned dredging and expansion at Port Everglades. Send your emails to terri.jordan-sellers@usace.army.mil and CESAJ-PortEverglades@usace.army.mil. The comment period will end March 24, 2017.

The Army Corps will also be hosting a public question and answer session February 22, 2017 at both 2:00pm and 6:00pm at the Broward Convention Center, Hall B, rooms 113/114 where new information will be presented and all submitted written comments will be addressed.

Kathleen McElroy

Kathleen McElroy

#NoDAPL954 part 2! NO EASEMENT! NO PIPELINES!

February 18, 2017, 2:00pm

It is time to stand with Standing Rock again, folks! Anybody who drinks water and wants to stand up for the original inhabitants of this land is welcome to come march in the streets of downtown Fort Lauderdale to raise awareness to our pipeline PROBLEM.

Speakers:

Lena Young, STOF

Fort Lauderdale

Kellie Tigertail, Otter Clan

Big Cypress

Graduated from UM with degree in Human & Social Development

Jade Littlestar, STOF

Fort Lauderdale

Water protector and indigenous rights activist

Alonso Benavente, Peru/ Chavin Quechua

Fort Lauderdale

The Army Corps of Engineers, under the Trump administration intends to grant the easement for the deadly Dakota Access Pipeline AND the Sabal Trail Pipeline without any waiting period. This is bad news not just for the Missouri River and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, but for the environment and indigenous sovereignty EVERYWHERE.

As you may have heard by now, Bakken Oil's DAPL will run UNDERNEATH the sacred Missouri River LESS than one mile away from the Standing Rock Sioux tribes reservation. The DAPL will not only leak crude oil into the Missouri and the surrounding environment, poisoning the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's only source of drinking/cooking/bathing water, but it also furthers the oppression of indigenous people by desecrating their holy lands and burial grounds, and refusing their right to clean water.

If the threat to sovereignty and the environment doesn't motivate you enough, DAPL hired security teams and local law enforcement have showed immense displays of excessive force on those occupying the resistance camps in Standing Rock, ND. These UNARMED men, women, children, and elders have faced rubber bullets, concussion grenades, unknown chemical warfare, attack dogs, water cannons, unlawful arrests for trespassing on treaty land, mistreatment in jail, and much more. We must let them know that WE ARE WATCHING and we WILL take action!

This is the time for everybody who drinks water to take a stand. To also stand up for the original inhabitants of this land.

Raul Swinderman

Raul Swinderman

Laura Langlois Zurro

Laura Langlois Zurro

Stop Sabal Trail Violations Training

February 18, 2017, 10:30am – February 18, 2017, 12:00pm

Come learn how to record violations for the Sabal Trail Pipeline, Hunters Creek Pipeline, Reunion Compressor Station and Southeast Florida Connection. These issues affect Osceola County, Martin County, Indian River County, Brevard County, Broward County, Miami Dade County, Pinellas County and several others. #stopsabaltrailpipeline #crystalwatercamp

For location and to RSVP please message Ronald Reedy Ronnie@stopsabaltrail.com spaces are limited. Please email or comment with any questions.

Kathleen McElroy

Kathleen McElroy

No DAPL! No KeystoneXL! No SabalTrailPipeline! Line Southern With Signs!

February 12, 2017, 4:30pm – February 12, 2017, 5:30pm

**Everyone should line up by 4:30 pm. We think he will pass by well before 6 pm. The FAA has his flight scheduled for departure between 6 and 7 pm.**

Earlier this week, President Trump commented that the Dakota Access Pipeline and Keystone Pipeline were not and implied that We The People did not care. The U.S. Army has announced that they will allow the DAPL to go forward under Trump's executive order. Here in Florida, we are being threatened by yet another pipeline, the Sabal Trail Pipeline, which would be critically detrimental to our water, lands, and ecology.

We The People must stand up in solidarity with water protectors to send a clear message to President Trump on his way out of our fair county: We DO care, we reject your misguided executive orders, and we will resist with all of our might any and every pipeline which threatens our nations ecology.

Join us on Sunday, February 12th as we once again see Trump out of town. We will not meet in a centralized location, but rather stretch ourselves out along the sidewalks of Southern Blvd. between Flagler Drive and the Palm Beach International Airport so that he cannot avoid but to see us standing in solidarity and opposition. Where you choose to park and stand is up to you! Ideally, we will have people spread along the entire route with signs, flags, banners, and chants expressing our respect for our environment. We will update closer to the day when we have a more exact idea of when his motorcade will pass.

No to #DAPL! No to #Keystone! No to #SabalTrailPipeline!

South Florida Water Protectors

South Florida Water Protectors

Last week, raids and arrests continued as Water Protectors stood their ground against Trump's push to complete the Dakota Access Pipeline. And just now, the Army Corps announced that it will allow the company to continue construction on the pipeline.

We need you to weigh in to stop this pipeline, which would cross the Missouri River and endanger drinking water for the indigenous Standing Rock Sioux and all others downstream.

Tell the Army Corps Fulfill the commitment to conduct a full Environmental Impact Statement on the Dakota Access Pipeline!

The 1,170 mile pipeline is projected to carry 500,000 barrels of oil underneath the Missouri River per day. Last December, President Obama announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would not grant Dakota Access the permit needed to drill under the Missouri River at Lake Oahe and complete construction of the pipeline.

The Army Corps has said they will conduct an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the river crossing and explore possibilities for alternative routes, but Trump has since ordered the Corps to expedite approval of the pipeline.

The Army Corps must carry out a full and robust environmental review not only at the Lake Oahe location, but for the full length of the proposed pipeline route. The Corps must consult with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and evaluate how this pipeline would affect its drinking water, health, culture and way of life.

The Dakota Access Pipeline has already been routed away from Bismarck to protect the water supply of its majority white, affluent community. And the Army Corps has routinely ignored recommendations from the Environmental Protection Agency and moved forward with the project in spite of inadequate tribal consultation.

The Army Corps has an obligation as a federal agency to conduct a full environmental review and we'll make sure they get the message loud and clear!!!

9900 SW 107AV
Miami Florida 33176

#OcuppyArmyCorps
#NoDAPL
#WaterisLife …

February 9, 2017, 1:00pm – February 9, 2017, 1:30pm

Last week, raids and arrests continued as Water Protectors stood their ground against Trump's push to complete the Dakota Access Pipeline. And just now, the Army Corps announced that it will allow the company to continue construction on the pipeline.

We need you to weigh in to stop this pipeline, which would cross the Missouri River and endanger drinking water for the indigenous Standing Rock Sioux and all others downstream.

Tell the Army Corps Fulfill the commitment to conduct a full Environmental Impact Statement on the Dakota Access Pipeline!

The 1,170 mile pipeline is projected to carry 500,000 barrels of oil underneath the Missouri River per day. Last December, President Obama announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would not grant Dakota Access the permit needed to drill under the Missouri River at Lake Oahe and complete construction of the pipeline.

The Army Corps has said they will conduct an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the river crossing and explore possibilities for alternative routes, but Trump has since ordered the Corps to expedite approval of the pipeline.

The Army Corps must carry out a full and robust environmental review not only at the Lake Oahe location, but for the full length of the proposed pipeline route. The Corps must consult with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and evaluate how this pipeline would affect its drinking water, health, culture and way of life.

The Dakota Access Pipeline has already been routed away from Bismarck to protect the water supply of its majority white, affluent community. And the Army Corps has routinely ignored recommendations from the Environmental Protection Agency and moved forward with the project in spite of inadequate tribal consultation.

The Army Corps has an obligation as a federal agency to conduct a full environmental review and we'll make sure they get the message loud and clear!!!

9900 SW 107AV

Miami Florida 33176

#OcuppyArmyCorps

#NoDAPL

Raul Swinderman

Raul Swinderman

South Florida Water Protectors

South Florida Water Protectors

Miami Stands with Standing Rock …

South Florida Water Protectors

South Florida Water Protectors

South Florida Water Protectors added 2 new photos. …

Dan Griffith

Dan Griffith

if we can't stop the pipeline, then we need to make it as big of pain in the ass we can make it! we can do that by documenting & reporting violations. www.facebook.com/events/177927139358364/

February 4, 2017, 10:30am – February 4, 2017, 12:00pm

Askul Tura

Askul Tura

From our band right here in Miami Askultura lets open up some hydrants …

Askultura – 'In Water We Trust – Mni Wiconi (#noDAPL)' feat. Kuyayky & Pedro Erazo [Official Video]

GET SONG for 1$ SUPPORT THE SACRED STONE CAMP Standing Rock #noDAPL Water Protectors – ALL PROCEEDS ARE SENT TO THEM: askultura.bandcamp.com/track/in

South Florida Water Protectors

South Florida Water Protectors

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Water Protector Charged With TERRORISM By Corrupt Police

Brennan's legal fund: www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/support-our-friends-in-standing-rock #NoDAPL Playlist: www.youtube.com/playlis

South Florida Water Protectors

South Florida Water Protectors

South Florida Water Protectors shared Karen Dwyer 's event. …

February 10, 2017, 9:00am – February 10, 2017, 11:00am

Critical meeting! We need to pack the room! The Collier Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will decide the fate of the River of Grass Greenway Friday, February 10 at the Collier County Commission Boardroom. After 10 years of tribal and public oppositionwill be a milestone vote to withdraw support from ROGG and remove it from the Regional Non-Motorized Transportation Network Map. That's rightare voting to rescind support based on widespread tribal and public opposition. This is exactly what we want! It is very important to join us and bring as many people as you can to show just how strong opposition is to the 75-mile Naples to Miami path that would destroy wetlands, encroach on indigenous lands, and undermine Everglades restoration. Now is the time to stand with the Miccosukees, Seminoles, and Independentsdefend the Everglades.

Outside, at 7:30 a.m. we will have a prayer circle.

Inside, at 8:15 a.m. we will go to the 3rd Floor of Building F and fill the Boardroom. If you plan to speak, submit a speaker's card, and come prepared with a 2 or 3 minute speech about why you oppose ROGG.

Wondering what to say? Talking points include,

Respect indigenous rights,

Protect irreplaceable wetlands,

Promote Everglades restoration,

Preserve critical wildlife habitat,

Step back from controversial project,

Build pathways in communities and cities,

Practice economic responsibility, and,

Encourage use of existing Everglades access points

by voting YES to rescind support of ROGG and remove it from the map.

For more talking points click on the following links:

ROGG PETITION www.change.org/p/help-save-the-everglades-from-more-destruction-stop-rogg-river-of-grass-greenway

GROUP SIGN-ON drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxwha-5-SWekY2w2QWthTVhrcFU/view

COMMENTS MICCOSUKEE TRIBE www.scribd.com/fullscreen/272285703?access_key=key-6tvOdQpQMtOR1B68QVAU&allow_share=false&escape=…

LETTER EVERGLADES CITY COUNCIL drive.google.com/file/d/0Byjb07VUznvMMDVmUXprYXlwcWM/view

ARTICLE Support Strengthens to Stop Oil and Gas Development to Keep Florida's Everglades Wild www.desmogblog.com/2015/11/15/support-strengthens-keep-florida-s-everglades-wild-oil-and-gas-free

ARTICLE MPO To Decide Fate of Planned Naples to Miami Path www.naplesnews.com/story/news/local/2017/01/15/mpo-decide-fate-planned-naples-miami-bike-path/965…

ROGG 2017 FEASIBILITY STUDY evergladesrogg.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ROGG_Master-Plan_20170117.pdf

COMMENTS COUNCIL OF THE ORIGINAL MICCOSUKEE SIMANOLEE NATION drive.google.com/file/d/0Byjb07VUznvMNkYySXZES0dJcWc/view

In addition to showing up, please also title your written comments RESCIND ROGG IT FROM THE MAP and submit them in advance to the Collier MPO board:

Commissioner Penny Taylor PennyTaylor@colliergov.net,

Commissioner Donna Fiala DonnaFiala@colliergov.net,

Commissioner Burt L. Saunders BurtSaunders@colliergov.net,

Commissioner William L. McDaniel BillMcDaniel@colliergov.net,

Commissioner Andy Solis AndySolis@colliergov.net,

Vice-Mayor Linda Penniman lpenniman@naplesgov.com,

Councilman Reg Buxton rbuxton@naplesgov.com,

Councilor Joe Batte jbatte@marcocitycouncil.com,

Mayor Sammy Hamilton, Jr. dsmallwood@cityofeverglades.org

To email them all at once, copy and paste:

PennyTaylor@colliergov.net, DonnaFiala@colliergov.net, BurtSaunders@colliergov.net,

BillMcDaniel@colliergov.net, AndySolis@colliergov.net, lpenniman@naplesgov.com,

rbuxton@naplesgov.com, jbatte@marcocitycouncil.com, dsmallwood@cityofeverglades.org, oochopee@aol.com, dwyerka@gmail.com

PLEASE COME AND PLEASE SHARE WIDELY! We need everyone as well as those who live along the proposed route. Questions or concerns? Need more talking points? Call 239-404-2171 or email dwyerka@gmail.com

South Florida Water Protectors

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The Department of Army has filed a notice of intent to complete an Environmental Impact Statement for the Lake Oahe crossing by the proposed Dakota Access pipeline – and they are now accepting public comments on the project!

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