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.
WINE TASTING FUNDRAISER FOR BROWARD SIERRA CLUB
Saturday, October 10, 2015, 7:00pm at Total Wines at the Fountains, 801 South University Drive, Plantation, FL 33324. “A Taste of Elegance ... Your Passport to Europe.” As well as sampling interesting wines, there will be tasty appetizers to satisfy everyone’s palate. The cost is $20.00 per person. Come join us for a fun night out and a good cause! Please RSVP by October 3rd to Sue Caruso. 954-684-6747 email@example.com
Broward Sierra Club Executive Committee Elections 2015
It’s Sierra Club election season! Our group bylaws require that an election for members of the Broward Group Executive Committee (ExCom) take place in the fourth quarter of each year. ExCom has seven members who serve staggered two-year terms. This year, FOUR ExCom members’ terms expire.
On September 9, 2015, pursuant to the bylaws, ExCom appointed a Nominating Committee, consisting of Judy Kuchta firstname.lastname@example.org, Sue Caruso email@example.com, and Art Joseph firstname.lastname@example.org. Their task is to identify and evaluate candidates to run for the four vacancies on ExCom. If you are a member of the Broward Sierra Club, you may contact a member of the Nominating Committee to be considered. Also any member may be placed on the ballot by petition by obtaining 20 signatures of 20 members of our Broward Group. We will have petition sign on sheets at our next general meeting on Thursday October 1st, 2015. Nominations will be closed October 16th, 2015. Ballots will be sent to all members during the week of November 16th and members will have four weeks to vote. The deadline for arrival of your votes is December 18th, 2015.
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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