Help us #StopROGG this Friday, February 10 at the Collier County MPO meeting.

 

What’s ROGG? ­ The River of Grass Greenway is greenwash at its finest. There’s nothing green about the proposed 76-mile, 12 to 14 feet wide paved road thru the heart of the Everglades.  It is strongly opposed by the federally recognized Miccosukee Tribe as well as the Seminoles and Independents who live here and who are being ignored by the project’s proponents.   It will not only cut through their ancestral lands, sacred sites, and burial grounds but destroy irreplaceable wetlands, fragment critical wildlife, and undermine Everglades’ restoration.  It will bring expanded paved shoulders, more fill, more berms, more rest stops, more parking lots, more shelters, more lighting, more signage, more trash, more traffic, more boardwalks, more bridges, and more commercialization along the corridor.

 

YOU can help us #StopROGG. Here is how:

 

1) Take 2 minutes to write a brief email opposing ROGG by Thu, Feb 9, Noon to ensure they are counted for the Friday meeting.

 

Subject line:  Rescind ROGG, Remove from Map

 

Send to:  annemclaughlin@colliergov.net, 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

 

CC: oochopee@aol.com, dwyerka@gmail.com

 

2) Attend and Spread the Word about the upcoming Fri, Feb 10 Collier MPO meeting. Let’s pack the room to show overwhelming opposition!

 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Collier County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)

Board of County Commissioners Chambers

3299 E Tamiami Trail, Naples, FL 34104

(Building F, 3rd Floor)

 

7:30 AM - Prayer circle in support of indigenous rights and protection of

Everglades

8:15 AM - Inside to pack the boardroom, submit speaker cards

9:00 AM - MPO Board meeting begins, ROGG is item 9B

 

** If willing to speak, come prepared with a 2-3 minute speech. Bring 8

printed copies if you'd like to give your statement to the MPO Board.

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3) Spread the word via social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

FB event page:

 

https://tinyurl.com/StopROGGFeb10

https://www.facebook.com/events/1851469738458200

 

Use hashtags:  #NoROGG #StopROGG #Miccosukee  #IndigenousRights

FB Tags:  @StopROGG @CollierGov

Twitter Tags: @CollierPIO

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For questions, contact:

Karen Dwyer at dwyerka@gmail.com, or 239-404-2171

Betty Osceola at oochopee@aol.com

Diana Umpierre at Diana.Umpierre@sierraclub.org