Sunday, April 14, 2013

Floridians to demand legislative action on toxic algae at 10 events on Monday




** ADVISORY **

10 SIMULTANEOUS PRESS EVENTS MONDAY 4/15

Communities Across Florida to Decry Legislature’s Moves To Keep
Toxic Tides and Green Slime on Steady Diet of Sewage and Fertilizer


WHO: Concerned citizens, waterfront businesses, public health and environmental advocates.

WHEN:  Monday, April 15, 2013 at 10:00 am in all locations except West Palm Beach (9:30 am)

WHAT: A diverse group of individuals and organizations will bring victims of Florida’s water quality crisis together to challenge HB 7115 and SB 1808 – the bills now sprinting toward passage that would leave Florida’s waters, and the people who live along them, without protection against toxic algae outbreaks. Letters/photos will be delivered to legislators after the press conferences.

WHERE: Ten communities at risk from toxic algae fueled by nutrient (nitrogen and phosphorous) pollution: Orlando, Merritt Island, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Jacksonville, Ft. Myers, Palm City, Gainesville, Ocala, and West Palm Beach.

*There will be protesters and visuals*


Locations and Contact Info --


Ft. Myers
Office of State Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto
10:00 – 10:30 AM
1926 Victoria Avenue, 2nd Floor, Ft. Myers, FL 33901 (outside in front of office)
Contact: Alexis Meyer (Sierra Club), alexis.meyer@sierraclub.org 727-490-8215

Gainesville
Office of Representative Clovis Watson, Jr.
10:00 – 10:30 AM
2815 Northwest 13th Street, Suite 202, Gainesville, FL 32609 (outside in front of office)
Contact: Annette Long (Save Our Suwannee, Inc.), long5892@bellsouth.net 352-490-8930, 352-213-2167

Palm City
Office of Senator Joe Negron
10:00 – 10:30 AM
204 3500 SW Corporate Parkway, Palm City, FL 34990 (outside in front of office)
Contact:  Marty Baum (Indian Riverkeeper), indianrivguy@yahoo.com 772-631-5827

Merritt Island
Office of State Representative Crisafulli
10:00 – 10:30 AM
2460 N. Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL 32953 (outside in front of office)
Contacts: Mark Jacobs (Save Our Aquifer), jacobsmark@bellsouth.net 321-504-3668
Linda Behret (Turtle Coast Sierra Club), lindyb@cfl.rr.com 321-639-7302

Jacksonville
Northbank Riverwalk
10:00 – 10:30 AM
Directly behind the Riverside YMCA by the Tillie Fowler Memorial
Contact: Lisa Rinaman (St. Johns Riverkeeper), lisa@stjohnsriverkeeper.org 904-509-3260

Ocala
Office of Senator Charlie Dean
10:00 – 10:30 AM
315 SE 25th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34471 (outside in front of office)
Contact: Barbara Schwartz (Silver Springs Alliance), vallabha@cox.net 352-216-6238

Orlando
Office of Senator Andy Gardiner
10:00 – 10:30 AM
1013 East Michigan Street, Orlando, FL 32806 (outside in front of office)
Contact: Macy Zander (Sierra Club), macy.zander@sierraclub.org 260-450-4946

Sarasota
Office of State Representative Ray Pilon
10:00 – 10:30 AM
1660 Ringling Blvd, Suite 310-311, Sarasota, FL 34236 (outside on corner of Ringling Blvd and Pine Pl) Contact: Cris Costello (Sierra Club), cris.costello@sierraclub.org 941-914-0421

St. Petersburg
Office of State Senator Jeff Brandes
10:00 – 10:30 AM
3637 Fourth Street North, Suite 101, St. Petersburg, FL 33704 (outside in front of office)
Contact: Cathy Harrelson (Gulf Restoration Network), cathy@healthygulf.org 727-415-8805

West Palm Beach 
South Florida Water Management District Headquarters
9:30-10:00 AM
3301 Gun Club Road, B1 Building Auditorium, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 (outside in front of office)
Contact: Jon Ullman (Sierra Club), jonathan.ullman@sierraclub.org 305-860-9888


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