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Monday, 25 May 2015 10:41

Crisafulli: Finish the Job!

Written by  Florida Water & Land Legacy and others

Posted May 25, 2015, updated May 28 @4:21pm

FINISH THE JOB!

A NON-PARTISAN CITIZENS RALLY FOR AMENDMENT 1

On Saturday, May 30, 2015 there are rallies occuring around the state, voters coming together to once more deliver a strong message to our Florida legislators concerning the Florida environment and Amendment 1, which passed by an overwhelming majority, 75 percent of Florida voters. Our message is plain and simple: 'Finish the Job! and fund water and land conservation.

Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1582348822035453/

1-Hr. RALLY IN BREVARD COUNTY:

10am - 11am, Saturday, May 30, 2015 (must start PROMPTLY at 10am)
LOCATION: Grills Riverside, 6075 N US Hwy 1, Melbourne FL 32940
just north of Pineda Causeway. Boat access, dock at Grills.

Event Press Contact: Phil Stasik, 321-455-2221, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Dr. Leesa Souto, Exec. Director, Marine Resources Council

Clay Henderson, environmental attorney, strong advocate for Amendment 1

Tony Sasso, past elected Representative to FL House of Representatives

More speakers will be added! TEN speakers are expected, most speaking for only one or two minutes.

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Master of Ceremonies: Fran Baer, Co-President, League of Women Voters of the Space Coast

Seating for senior citizens.
Tent for shade, and we're in the shade of an oak tree.
Nice breeze (we hope) from across the Lagoon!

Breakfast: arrive early and have breakfast at Grills!
Lunch: stay after and have lunch!

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BRING SIGNS
We have limited number of signs, you may like to bring your own. Sign messages should be big and bold, for possible photos in press coverage (we hope!).
- Fund Florida Forever
- Fund Everglades Restoration
- Protect Our Springs
- Save the Indian River Lagoon

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Our Message --
AMENDMENT 1 TO-DO LIST:

• Fully Fund Florida Forever
• Fund Everglades Restoration and Acquire Land South of Lake Okeechobee
• Protect Our Springs

Fully Fund Florida Forever
As our state’s population continues to grow, thousands of acres of parks, wildlife habitat, and undisturbed natural lands already on the Florida Forever priority list are threatened by poorly planned growth and development.. If we do not act now, these conservation lands could be lost to us...forever. Key conservation initiatives like protecting the Green Swamp, our First Magnitude Springs, the Indian River Lagoon Blueway, and many others are less than halfway completed. Voters approved Amendment 1 to ensure funding to finish the job. To fulfill voter intent, the Legislature should restore Florida Forever funding to protect parks, wildlife habitat, and natural lands on the Florida Forever priority list.

Fund Everglades Restoration and Acquire Land South of Lake Okeechobee
Millions of gallons of polluted water from Lake Okeechobee continue to threaten the St. Lucie River, Indian River Lagoon, and Caloosahatchee River. Amendment 1 authorizes the purchase of land in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) that can be used to build a reservoir to allow Lake O water to flow south where it will provide desperately-needed freshwater to the Everglades and Florida Bay. Florida’s Water and Land Legacy supports bonding a portion of Amendment 1 funds in order to purchase land for this critical Everglades restoration project.

Protect Our Springs
Pollution and overpumping are degrading our springs, which are windows into our underground source of drinking water and which feed many of Florida’s great rivers. Acquiring natural areas that surround and buffer our springs is essential to protecting them from further degradation.  Our springs are in crisis. A portion of Amendment 1 funds should be used to acquire springsheds and protect our water at its source. 

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A special message for Rep. Steve Crisafulli, Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives:
We are following what you do on Amendment 1. We will hold you accountable, even if and when you run for other office.

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This non-partisan rally is supported by
Florida Water and Land Legacy
League of Women Voters of Florida
League of Women Voters of the Space Coast,
Sierra Club of Florida
Turtle Coast Sierra Club
Partnership for a Sustainable Future
Preverve Brevard
Anglers for Conservation
Space Coast Progressive Alliance

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LINKS

Finish the Job! Rally for Amendment 1
https://www.facebook.com/events/1582348822035453/

Florida Water and Land Legacy
http://floridawaterlandlegacy.org/

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Thanks to Florida Water and Land Legacy, Sierra Club of Florida and Turtle Coast Sierra Club, League of Women Voters of Florida and the Space Coast, Partnership for a Sustainable Future, Preverve Brevard, Conradina Chapter Florida Native Plant Society. Compiled by Team SCPA.

 

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