Stop Sugar Hill/Buy the Land Press Conferences

 

Wednesday, October 1st

5-5:30 pm at both locations:

 

In Ft. Myers:  FDEP South District Office, 2295 Victoria Avenue, Ft. Myers, FL 33902

In Ft. Pierce:  FDEP Branch Office, 337 N. U.S. Hwy 1, Ft. Pierce, FL 34952

 

Next week is the deadline for FDEP and SFWMD comments to the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) on the Sugar Hill Sector Plan - the DEO process is such that denial is impossible without negative comments from the agencies.

 

Despite what you may have seen/heard from Hendry County, all of the U.S. Sugar property in the Sugar Hill Sector Plan is included in the contract to buy U.S. Sugar land for Everglades restoration and the protection of the estuaries. Some of that property is for restoration projects and the rest of it is for swapping to get the non-U.S. Sugar lands in the EAA needed to send clean water south.  Check out the attached materials!

 

Join us to deliver a loud, clear message to FDEP, SFWMD and the Governor:

 

Stop the Harm

Buy the Land

Send Water South

Fund it Now

Save the Estuaries

Save the Everglades

 

For those who attend the press conference, we'll be meeting afterwards for free pizza!

Make sure you grab a sticker and meet us at Downtown House of Pizza at 1520 Hendry St, Fort Myers, FL 33901 directly after the press conference!

 

Please contact me for more information and to let us know if your organization would like to speak at the press conference.

 

Cris Costello

Regional Organizing Representative

Sierra Club

2127 S. Tamiami Trail

Osprey, FL 34229

Cell: 941-914-0421

Office: 941-966-9508

cris.costello@sierraclub.org