Grassroots Summit Details – Stop the pipe August 6 2016

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Johanna de Graffenreid of Gulf Restoration Network has sent the following final details as to time, place and the agenda for the Grassroots Summit to Stop Sabal Trail,  August 6, 2016.  We need to come together to stamp out this unnecessary, dangerous and destructive metal snake than nobody wants, except a few greedy exploiters.

Sabal Trail does not care about our springs, rivers and environment.  If they destroy Falmouth Caverns they are incapable of repairing damage to the underground rivers and caverns.  The fracking end product, LNG,  carried into Florida will very likely be exported to some foreign country.

OSFR is one of the sponsors of this important event.  Make plans to attend and help put this abomination to rest.

Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum.
-A river is like a life:  once taken, it cannot be brought back-
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Dear Grassroots Summit Participant & Supporter,

We are so glad that you will be joining us August 6th in Gainesville for the Grassroots Summit to Stop Sabal Trail!  Thank you for your patience while we finalized the details of this event.

Location:

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville

4225 NW 34th St,
Gainesville, FL 32605

Date: August 6th, 2016

Time: 8:30am to 5pm

Gulf Restoration Network would like to thank the St. John’s-Suwannee Sierra Club and Our Santa Fe River for assisting with securing the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville for this event.

We want this summit to be free so that ALL impacted communities can participate, and no one is excluded due to lack of funds.

If you are able, please donate so we can train as many people as possible!

$10 = lunch for 1 community member
$30 = gas money for 1 carpool
$50 = training + materials for 1 community member

A final agenda can be found below:

8:30-10am Registration Open
9:15-10am Sabal Trail 101
10-11:15am 1.     Liquified Natural Gas Exports 101 with Elise Keaton from the West Virginia Mountain Party (room 1)

2.     Pipelines & the Anti-Fracking Connection & 101 with Donny from We Are Cove Point (room 2)

11:15am- 12:30pm Environmental & Climate Justice 101 with Michelle Suarez from Organize Florida
12:30-1:15pm Lunch Break & Networking
1:15 – 1:45 Morning Report-Back
1:45 – 2pm Afternoon Announcements & Break
2 – 3:15pm 1.     Landowner Rights 101(room 1) with Elise Keaton of the West Virginia Mountain Party

2.     Natural Gas Storage Facilities & Rail Projects with CeCe Scofield with Coalition for Responsible Citing of LNG Facilities (room 2)

3:15 – 4pm 1.     Campaign Strategy Training (room 1) with Kim Ross from ReThink Energy Florida

2.     Media Strategy 101 with Raleigh Hoke from Gulf Restoration Network (room 2)

4 – 5pm Panel on the National Anti-Fracked Gas Movement

Will you share this event with your friends & neighbors?  Ask them to register TODAY to save their place at the August 6th Grassroots Summit to Stop Sabal Trail in Gainesville at healthygulf.org/GrassrootsSummit.  

North and central Florida are covered with over 900 pristine springs directly connected to the Floridan Aquifer system. This vast underground cave network is a gem right underneath our feet. Unfortunately, Sabal Trail has yet to address the potential for the high pressure pipeline to burst in or under the Floridan Aquifer – the main water supply for the entire state of Florida. Our waters, wetlands and communities are too important to risk for this dangerous pipeline.  

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