Save the Celery Fields in Sarasota, FL

Matt Casella
Anonymous 2705 Comments
7,037 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!
  • Janet Whitey
    Janet Whitey United States, Orlando
    Aug 21, 2017
    Aug 21, 2017
    No more building in the celery fields!Don't understand why they got rid of our food resources for Florida and Sarasota!The celery fields gave jobs to people here in Sarasota and around.
  • Mary
    Mary United States, Sarasota
    Aug 20, 2017
    Aug 20, 2017
    Beautiful, natural open space provides habitat for wildlife and the peaceful escape so needed in our hectic, egocentric culture
  • Lynn Bueg
    Lynn Bueg United States, Myakka City
    Aug 19, 2017
    Aug 19, 2017
    Please add me to the list
  • Gena Bufkin
    Gena Bufkin United States
    Aug 19, 2017
    Aug 19, 2017
    WE DO NOT WANT THIS!
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