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Save the Celery Fields in Sarasota, FL

5,839 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!
  • Mark B Martin
    Mark B Martin United States, Sarasota
    Apr 21, 2017
    Apr 21, 2017
    Please do the right thing for our special wildlife area. Keep your dirty plant away Erin the celery fields. Please stop the smelly dirty utility in an appropriate place.
  • James and Janis McKinney
    James and Janis McKinney United States, Sarasota
    Apr 16, 2017
    Apr 16, 2017
    We live on Leewynn and will be adversely affected in many ways, together with The Celery Fields. Please protect the integrity of that wonderful resource that is important to not only us, but to people all over the world who come to visit.
  • Gale Midwood
    Gale Midwood United States, Tampa
    Apr 16, 2017
    Apr 16, 2017
    This issue of the county selling off "surplus land" bordering the Celery Fields area is too important to ignore! Please stop! We need a secure buffer zone around this nature preserve/ eco-tourism jewel! We already own the land to this end -STOP selling it off -NOW.
  • Joel Diliberti
    Joel Diliberti United States, Sarasota
    Apr 15, 2017
    Apr 15, 2017
    Do not allow this to happen
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