The Sierra Club is a national organization dedicated to Enjoying, Exploring and Protecting the Planet. Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, it is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization -- with more than two million members and supporters. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act.
Broward Sierra Club Executive Committee Elections 2015
Thank you to all of you Broward Sierra members who returned your ballots to vote for your 2016 Executive Committee. All the candidates, Ina, Stan, Darryl and Barbara, were re-elected to serve again on your ExCom. Thank you for your participation in the election process.
Please contact any member of your executive committee and let us know what we did well this past year. We like compliments. And, let us know what you feel we can do better. Any particular subjects or issues you want to hear about at our program meetings? Any environmental experts you know who we could book to speak to our group? Any suggestions for new exploratory outings you desire?
We are here to provide enjoyment of our native lands and wildlife. We encourage political actions to protect these natural resources and it is essential that our members support these efforts. Please join one of our committees. These are Conservation, Political, Membership, Fundraising, and various actions campaigns: Water Quality, Anti-Fracking, Clean Power Plan. 2016 will be a big year for environmental politics. We must be diligent. ExCom is looking forward to hearing from you. Contact Barbara (954-328-2165, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ina (954-722-9944, email@example.com)
Stop Cruel Black Bear Hunt
A 20-year ban on hunting black bears may end in response to an increased number of bear attacks. Human encroachment and habitat loss have led the bears to seek food in developed areas.
The attacks occurred mostly in a development that was built on a former bear habitat in the central part of the state near the Ocala National Forest. According to the wildlife agency, most of the neighborhood encounters happened when residents left food out where bears could get to it, enticing the animals out of the woods.
To steal their habitats and then entice them into dangerous areas with food that is increasingly hard for them to come by in the wild is bad enough, but to kill them for coming after that food is barbaric.
SIGN THE PETITION here: http://forcechange.com/138247/dont-hunt-black-bears/
The Everglades & Amendment 1
A simple 4 minute video on exactly what's going on, and what can be done to save our Everglades, as well as our east & west coast estuaries. Everything was set to go, until "politics & money" kicked in.
At the South Florida Water Commission meeting on April 9, the Commission concluded that buying the U.S. Sugar land was too expensive and would take too long. It is important that you keep contacting your State Representatives, Senators and the Governor! Let them know the importance of buying the land so the water can move south into the Everglades.
To find your district for State Representative, go to http://gis.broward.org/maps/webPDFs/StateDistricts/housedistrict.pdf
To find your district for State Senator, go to http://gis.broward.org/maps/webPDFs/StateDistricts/senatedistrict.pdf
To find the contact information for your State Representative and Senator (by district), go to http://www.browardsoe.org/electedofficials.aspx
For Governor Scott’s contact information go to http://www.flgov.com/contact-governor
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