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Latest Info on Grassroots Summit to Stop Sabal Trail


Following is the latest information and an up-dated agenda for the summit held in Gainesville on Saturday, August 6, 2016, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville, 4225 NW 34th St, 8:30am to 5pm.

Will you join us in Gainesville on August 6th to protect our drinking water and our community?  Gulf Restoration Network is organizing the Grassroots Summit to Stop Sabal Trail to train and connect the people resisting the proposed 515-mile fracked-gas Sabal Trail Pipeline.

Join us to build skills and stop this pipeline! This event will include skill shares about: understanding landowner rights, air and health impacts, the connections between fracking and pipelines Register now for this FREE event.

A detailed agenda for the event can be found below.

8:30-10am Registration Open
9:15-10am Sabal Trail 101 with Chris Mericle and Maxine Connor
  1. Liquified Natural Gas Exports 101 with Donny from We Are Cove Point (room 1)
  2. Pipelines & the Anti-Fracking Connection & 101 with Elise Keaton from the Greenbrier River Watershed Association (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 Greenbrier River Watershed Association
  2. Natural Gas Storage Facilities & Rail Projects with CeCe Scofield with Coalition for Responsible Citing of LNG Facilities (room 2)
  3. Compressor Stations & Health Threats with Dave Shields WWALS (sanctuary)
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 Action Planning!  Groups will plan next steps on how to act!


Our waters, wetlands and communities are too important to risk for this dangerous pipeline. Register TODAY to save your place at the August 6th Grassroots Summit to Stop Sabal Trail in Gainesville  Upon registering you will receive a confirmation e-mail with the exact location of the event.


We cannot protect your drinking water without you,

Johanna de Graffenreid

Coastal Campaign Organizer

Gulf Restoration Network


PS- Looking for some way to show your support before August 6th?  Sign and share this petition to your federal congressional senators and representatives ensuring that they stand up for your water too!


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