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Save the Celery Fields in Sarasota, FL

6,355 Signatures Goal: 10,000

Please sign and share this petition! Then call and email Sarasota County Commissioners (see below) and tell them you don't want a 16-acre, industrial recycling plant built next to the bird sanctuary at the Celery Fields! The county owns the land and also gets to approve or deny the zoning exception required to build this industrial facility in a gem of our community.
http://www.sarasotaaudubon.org/capital-campaign/the-celery-fields/

What to expect if we don't take action:

  1. Noise! The facility will be permitted to CRUSH CONCRETE 6 days a week from 7 am to 5 pm. If you've never heard the machines that do this, they are loud!
  2. Pollution! Get ready for 35-foot piles of heavy construction materials, yard waste and miscellaneous debris blowing into the air and leaching into our groundwater. There will also be towering smoke stacks.
  3. Traffic! They estimate up to 100 trucks daily will be dropping off construction waste from around the county. Palmer Blvd. is NOT going to support this kind of heavy additional congestion without seriously degrading the quality of life for all living things around it.
  4. Property values! People have invested heavily in their homes around this beautiful park and pay their fair share of property taxes. This is NOT the right place to build this facility!

Please make your objections heard and take action now... Contact Sarasota County Commissioners:

County Commissioner phone number: 941-861-5344
https://www.scgov.net/bcc/pages/default.aspx

Email the Sarasota County Commissioners:
District 1: Michael A. Moran - mmoran@scgov.net
District 2: Paul Caragiulo - pcaragiulo@scgov.net
District 3: Nancy C. Detert - ncdetert@scgov.net
District 4: Alan Maio - amaio@scgov.net
District 5: Charles D. Hines - chines@scgov.net

Related Articles:

http://www.mysuncoast.com/news/recycling-plant-applicant-donated-to-commissioners/article_aa8ea7d4-0f5c-11e7-8567-673761e3948a.html

http://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2017-02-25/5770_Celery-Fields-Sell-Out

http://www.snntv.com/2017/02/25/protest-keep-celery-fields/

http://www.mysuncoast.com/news/local/many-residents-voice-their-opposition-to-proposed-recycling-plant-at/article_c258266c-e764-11e6-a97b-536674c11980.html

http://www.mysuncoast.com/news/local/not-in-my-backyard-issue-pops-up-near-celery-fields/article_cb85dd42-d454-11e6-94ed-73d5fcb2d001.html

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Highlights

March 23
Recycling Plant Applicant Donated $17,400 to Commissioners. http://www.mysuncoast.com/news/recycling-plant-applicant-donated-to-commissioners/article_aa8ea7d4-0f5c-11e7-8567-673761e3948a.html
February 26
Saturday, February, 25th: Hundreds of residents and concerned citizens turn up to protest the proposed rezone: http://www.snntv.com/2017/02/25/protest-keep-celery-fields/
February 9
We are now live!

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  • Peggy Klimek
    Peggy Klimek United States, Bradenton
    May 26, 2017
    May 26, 2017
    Do you have to destroy every last beautiful refuge for our regional wildlife??? This is a local treasure for people and birds. Please do not allow the recycling plant to ruin this habitat. Enough is enough!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    May 26, 2017
    May 26, 2017
    This is truly not the right place for this project..land is getting scarce.The countyare only thinking with their pockets and not in the best interest of the people.II'm in construction industry here and they have nothing to boost us up but red tape and months holding permits
  • Jane Sue Shumway
    Jane Sue Shumway United States, Sarasota
    May 26, 2017
    May 26, 2017
    Do not allow this. This would be exposing children at Tatum Ridge Elementary school and home owners to caustic and contaminated air & water. This is not surplus land, it was originally attached to the Celery Fields, we should retain the original plan. This whole situation seems quite underhanded. The City/County owes it to the people of Sarasota to try to keep the environment as safe as possible. Save these people, children & the Celery Fields!!!
  • Marie
    Marie United States, Brandon
    May 26, 2017
    May 26, 2017
    Protect the Celery Feilds from land development.
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