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.
The Legacy of Damon Bee
Last fall, the Broward Sierra Executive Committee learned of a mysterious benefactor who had bequeathed a very generous donation to our Broward Sierra Club. In June, we learned the identity of this charitable man who wanted to make a difference in this world, even after his death. Damon Bee, originally of Cowen, West Virginia, turned out to be that man. According to his grandnephew, Gary Bee, Jr., Mr. Bee enjoyed the outdoors from an early age, along with his three brothers and two sisters. Although Mr. Bee never married, he was devoted to his family, overseeing the care of his parents in their later years and assisting nephews and nieces with college expenses. Other worthy organizations, such as the Audubon and Appalachian Trail, have benefited from Mr. Bee’s generosity, as well. We are grateful for the donation of just over $3500 that will be used for our club’s educational efforts to enlighten the South Florida public on environmental issues and protect the natural beauty of our area that Mr. Bee wanted to preserve for the future.
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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