Floridians’ Clean Water Declaration Pledge Signing Event

On January 22nd, citizens from around the State of Florida have coordinated over 20 simultaneous events, from the Keys to Pensacola, to request State officials to sign the Floridians’ Clean Water Declaration Pledge. You too, can be a part of this statewide historical event and join us in downtown Gainesville, in solidarity, for your right to clean water.

The Floridians’ Clean Water Declaration is a positive vision to inspire people to work together to create a new water ethic, find solutions to Florida’s water quality and quantity problems and send a clear message to our water managers that the people of Florida demand clean water. Our north Florida springs are imperiled and we need more protection and attention given to improve our waters for now and our future. All groups and citizens are invited to attend.

We will be asking participants of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) meeting to sign the Pledge. This meeting is concerning changes to a Minimum Flow and Levels (MFLs) Rule that is supposed to ultimately create a layer of protection for the quality and quantity of our waters.

If YOU want to help us get signatures please consider attending our demonstration in front of the Alachua County Administration Building. Please plan to arrive at 8:30 am for a briefing and a press conference at 9 am. We want to talk with attendees before they enter the meeting room and ask them to sign the pledge as unified vision to protect our water, for us now and for future generations.

Click here to view event details.

For more information regarding the scheduled FDEP meeting go to http://www.dep.state.fl.us/water/waterpolicy/mflrulemaking.htm

For more information about the Floridian’s Clean Water Declaration Pledge go to
http://goo.gl/rK8VkM or org2.salsalabs.com

The Facebook link for Floridian’s Clean Water Declaration Pledge is

https://www.facebook.com/FCWDcampaign


7 comments

  1. Our Santa Fe River

    February 18, 2014. Plan to be in Tallahassee!
    Our Santa Fe River is hosting a bus trip for the next Floridian Clean Water Declaration Rally in Tally:
    WE WANT CLEAN WATER RALLY IN TALLAHASSEE
    Tuesday, February 18th
    11;30 am – 1:30 pm
    at the Old Capitol Builiding Courtyard
    OSFR is organizing a bus trip from Archer Road in Gainesville, stop and pick up in Lake City, then onward to destination: Tallahassee.
    We MUST fill the seats, there are a total of 56 seats. Tickets to ride will be around $20 (I will let you know asap, I am waiting for a quote).
    Archer Road will be a convienent location for those coming from Alachua, Marion, Levy, Dixie, and Putnam Counties, etc.
    Lake City area will pick up Columbia, Gilchrist, Branford, Lafayette, Suwannee, Baker and Union Counties, etc…
    All for Florida’s water: please join us for comaraderie and good times, in a bus with terrific seating and a restroom.
    Leaving from the Gainesville area, at 8 am.
    Plan to pack a lunch, we will be returning everyone before 5 pm.
    Call me or write me for a reservation.
    Must know by February 3rd, how many to expect.
    If the bus does not get 3/4 filled by this Monday, we will not be hosting a bus trip.
    Please let us know by cell phone or email asap.
    Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson
    President, Our Santa Fe River
    1-352-222-8893 cell, text ok
    Merrillee@oursantaferiver.org
    or
    Merrilleeart@aol.com

  2. Our Santa Fe River

    Please consider bringing a photo (8 1/2 x 11) of your favorite Spring, River or watery place to your Floridians’ Clean Water Declaration event. Write your message on the back, large enough to read from a short distance.

  3. Our Santa Fe River

    ** PRESS ADVISORY **

    16 Florida Cities, 16 Clean Water Declarations WEDNESDAY 1/22
    Communities Across Florida Come Together to Fight for Clean Water

    Who:Concerned Floridians, all participants in the Floridians’ Clean Water Declaration Campaign (www.wewantcleanwater.com), from more than 100 different civic, water and environmental organizations and elected city, county and state officials.

    When:Wednesday, January 22, 2014

    What: Florida communities at risk from toxic algae and the unrestrained over-consumption of water resources will join forces to fight for clean water at simultaneous “Commit to Clean Water” events.

    Where:Boynton Beach, Bradenton, Ft. Myers, Ft. Pierce, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Key West, Melbourne, Orlando, Palatka, Naples, Ocala, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, and Vero Beach.

    *There will be visuals*

    Locations and Contact Info
    Boynton Beach
    District Office of Representative Lori Berman (board room)
    10 a.m.
    2300 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33426-8747
    Contact: Sarah de Flesco (Clean Water Action), sdeflesco@cleanwater.org 561-672-7638

    Bradenton
    Manatee County Administration Building (outside)
    11:30 a.m.
    1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205
    Contact: Cris Costello (Sierra Club), cris.costello@sierraclub.org 941-914-0421

    Ft. Myers
    District Office of Representative Heather Fitzenhagen
    10:30 am
    2120 Main Street, Suite 208, Fort Myers, FL 33901
    Contact: Ray Judah (Florida Coastal & Oceans Coalition), ray.judah@icloud.com, 239-218-7676

    Ft. Pierce
    Ft. Pierce City Marina
    11:30 a.m.
    1 Avenue A, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
    Contact: Katy Lewey (Save the Indian River Lagoon/River Kidz St. Lucie County) ktlewey@att.net 772-607-3281

    Gainesville
    Alachua County Administration Building
    9:00 a.m.
    12 SE 1st St, Gainesville, FL 32635
    Contact: Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson (Our Santa Fe River), merrilleeart@aol.com, 386-454-4247
    Cathy Harrelson (Gulf Restoration Network), cathy@healthygulf.org 727-415-8805

    Jacksonville
    Northbank Riverwalk (end of Jackson Street)
    10 a.m.
    Parking at 221 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32202 (near the Yates YMCA)
    Contact: Lisa Rinaman (St. Johns Riverkeeper), lisa@stjohnsriverkeeper.org 904-509-3260

    Key West
    Reef Relief Environmental Center
    11 a.m.
    631 Greene Street, Key West, FL
    Contact: Mill McCleary (Reef Relief), millmccleary@gmail.com, 305-294-3100

    Melbourne
    Palm Bay City Hall
    10 a.m.
    120 Malabar Road, Palm Bay, FL 32907
    Contact: Spence Guerin (Brevard Coalition for Indian River Lagoon Call to Action), spenceguerin@earthlink.net 321-917-2468

    Naples
    Arsenault Gallery
    5:30-7:30 p.m. (presentation at 6 p.m.)
    Crayton Cove, 764 12th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102
    Contact: Eileen Arsenault (Arsenault gallery) info@arsenaultgallery.com, 239-263-1214

    Ocala
    Marion County Administration (lobby)
    11 a.m.
    601 SE 25th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34471
    Contact: Barbara Schwartz (Silver Springs Alliance), vallabha@cox.net 352-216-6238

    Orlando
    Lake Eola Park (peninsula)
    Downtown Orlando
    11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    195 N Rosalind Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801
    Contact: Chuck O’Neal (League of Women Voters of Florida), Lwvocnr@aol.com 407-399-3228

    Palatka
    Putnam County Board of County Commissioners
    Office of Chip Laibl
    10:00 a.m.
    2509 Crill Avenue, Palatka, FL 32177
    Contact: Karen Chadwick, (Putnam County Environmental Council) karenchadwick95@yahoo.com, 386-983-1256

    Stuart
    Stuart Memorial Park
    11 a.m.
    300 SE Ocean Boulevard & Georgia Avenue, Stuart, FL 34994
    Contact: Marty Baum (Indian Riverkeeper), indianrivguy@yahoo.com, 772-631-5827

    Tallahassee
    Florida State Capitol Waller Park (Dolphin Park) [Subject to change]
    10:30 a.m.
    500 Duval Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399
    Contact: Ryan Smart (Florida Conservation Coalition), smarts421@gmail.com, 561-358-7191

    Tampa
    The Straz Center (on Riverwalk behind)
    11 a.m.
    1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa, Florida 33602
    Contacts: Patricia Kemp (Sierra Club), patriciakemp.law@gmail.com, 813-508-0965
    Kent Bailey (Sierra Club), kent.bailey@florida.sierraclub.org

    Vero Beach
    The Willow School
    1 pm
    950 43rd Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960
    Contact: Kristy Polackwich (The Willow School), Kpolackwich@yahoo.com, 772-538-9304
    Missy Tougas (River Kidz) missytougas@gmail.com, 772-216-1583

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  4. Our Santa Fe River

    On January 22nd, citizens from around the State of Florida have coordinated over 20 simultaneous events, from the Keys to Pensacola, to request State officials to sign the Floridian’s Clean Water Declaration Pledge. You too, can be a part of this statewide historical event and join us in downtown Gainesville, in solidarity, for your right to clean water.

    The Floridians’ Clean Water Declaration is a positive vision to inspire people to work together to create a new water ethic, find solutions to Florida’s water quality and quantity problems and send a clear message to our water managers that the people of Florida demand clean water. Our north Florida springs are imperiled and we need more protection and attention given to improve our waters for now and our future. All groups and citizens are invited to attend.

    We will be asking participants of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) meeting to sign the Pledge. This meeting is concerning changes to a Minimum Flow and Levels (MFLs) Rule that is supposed to ultimately create a layer of protection for the quality and quantity of our waters.

    If YOU want to help us get signatures please consider attending our demonstration in front of the Alachua County Administration Building. Please plan to arrive at 8:30 am for a briefing and a press conference at 9 am. We want to talk with attendees before they enter the meeting room and ask them to sign the pledge as unified vision to protect our water, for us now and for future generations.

    Click here to view event details.

    For more information regarding the scheduled FDEP meeting go to http://www.dep.state.fl.us/water/waterpolicy/mflrulemaking.htm

    For more information about the Floridian’s Clean Water Declaration Pledge go to
    http://goo.gl/rK8VkM or org2.salsalabs.com

    The Facebook link for Floridian’s Clean Water Declaration Pledge is

    https://www.facebook.com/FCWDcampaign

  5. Our Santa Fe River

    This is our new posting format. It runs through our fabulous website; check it out, if you haven’t seen it lately. Susan Giles, OSFR Board Treasurer, created the website and Jim Tatum helped load all the news stories and links. It is a swiftly becoming a valuable tool and asset to the protection of the Santa Fe River. We hope you like it.

  6. That is an easier website name to remember. thanks for letting us know. :)

  7. Karma Norjin Lhamo

    New URL for the Floridians’ Clean Water Declaration is:

    wewantcleanwater.com

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