FINAL VOTE ON THE SEVEN SPRINGS/NESTLE PERMIT
The Suwannee River Water Management District will hold a special meeting on Feb. 23 and, if necessary, finish on Feb. 24, 2021. This will be our last opportunity to voice our opinion to the Board of Directors who will decide the vote.
Something new for the District is the availability of livestreaming here: https://thefloridachannel.org/
Under these current circumstances, public participation will be most beneficial done online.
However, there is a great opportunity to participate before your workday in person at 8:15 until 9 am, when the Board meeting begins. This rally will be used for press scenes protesting the Board vote. Bring a sign or we will have one for you to hold. Be prepared to social distance and masks required, even though the protest will be outside.
Address is 9225 CR 49, LIVE OAK, FL, headquarters for the SRWMD.
Many people have contacted the Board members by sending written comments to the District and by sending postcards. We know that approximately 19,000 emails were sent to the District opposing the permit and we think hundreds of postcards were received there. What we do not know is how many if any of these messages were personally read by board members. OSFR members have reminded the Board multiple time of the emails’ existence and their obligation to be aware of public input.
Finally, to make comments at this meeting, which we highly encourage,