Sign Petition

Save the Celery Fields in Sarasota, FL

6,383 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.

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

Email the Sarasota County Commissioners:
District 1: Michael A. Moran -
District 2: Paul Caragiulo -
District 3: Nancy C. Detert -
District 4: Alan Maio -
District 5: Charles D. Hines -

Related Articles:



March 23
Recycling Plant Applicant Donated $17,400 to Commissioners.
February 26
Saturday, February, 25th: Hundreds of residents and concerned citizens turn up to protest the proposed rezone:
February 9
We are now live!
  • Your Neighbor
    Your Neighbor United States, Sarasota
    May 29, 2017
    May 29, 2017
    No ! - this is not right on so many levels. Millions of our taxpayer dollars were spent developing that area as a bird sanctuary and observatory, park, nature preserve and water retention ponds.
    The area known as the " Hill " is an attraction that grows larger numbers of visitors every month. You don't have to live in the area, you only have to know the area to realize that this is not the location for a concrete recycling plant.
  • Kelsey Smith
    Kelsey Smith United States, Madison
    May 29, 2017
    May 29, 2017
    Save the planet there is enough destruction already
  • Caitlin
    Caitlin United States, Saint Petersburg
    May 29, 2017
    May 29, 2017
    Does it really need to be said? Is this really something we need to think about? Yes Sarasota, let's just keep ripping our the very heart of what makes you a truly unique place to live. I hate this city and it's leadership with all of my heart. Signed to hopefully help protect some of the last bit of originality this boring town had to offer.
  • Jenna Gagliano
    Jenna Gagliano United States, Tallahassee
    May 29, 2017
    May 29, 2017
    Preservation of wildlife should never be compromised for industrial expansion.
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