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Save the Celery Fields in Sarasota, FL

5,860 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!
  • DAN LEON
    DAN LEON Israel, Tel Aviv
    Apr 29, 2017
    Apr 29, 2017
    save please !!
  • John Dougherty
    John Dougherty United States, New York
    Apr 26, 2017
    Apr 26, 2017
    This is an important birding sanctuary, I travel there 3 times a year from NYC. Sarasota has something special, don't ruin it.
  • Molly Atwood
    Molly Atwood United States, Sarasota
    Apr 25, 2017
    Apr 25, 2017
    I do not want an industrial recycling plant built next to the bird sanctuary at the Celery fields!
  • Jeanne
    Jeanne United States, Bradenton
    Apr 25, 2017
    Apr 25, 2017
    Please do NOT allow this recycling plant to be built next to Celery Fields. Why is that even a possibility!!??? It's a direct contradiction to everything the Celery Fields stand for!!! Not to mention what a marvelous resource the Fields are to our community. Please find another location that isn't next to an ecological treasure!
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