Saturday, June 13, 2015

Sunset Cruise Outing at Grills Restaurant - July 17th
6075 N. US 1, Melbourne, FL

Come take a tour of the Indian River Lagoon and Banana River. Wonderful views of the wildlife. The Captain gives an expert narration of the history of the River and the many animal and plant species there are to see. The boat tour is two hours and the cost is $20. Refreshments can be brought aboard . Please call 321 266-2786 to reserve a spot.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

May Membership Meeting about Clean Power Plan for Florida

The Turtle Coast Sierra Club's May Membership Meeting will take place on Thursday, May 28, 2015 and will cover an issue that Rick Scott doesn't want us to be talking about.  What issue?  Clean energy and use of solar energy here in the Sunshine State!

Our guest speaker will be Tim Heberlein, the Campaign Organizer with the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign.  The campaign is focused on expeditiously making the transition away from polluting fossil fuels in our power production and ushering in a new clean energy economy in Florida.  Join us to find out how to demand more clean energy and lower power bills in Florida though the Clean Power Plan.

And find out about the petition being circulated by Floridians for Solar Choice, a grass roots citizens’ effort to allow more homes and businesses to generate electricity by harnessing the power of the sun.   With the passage of HB 57 in Georgia in March, Florida is soon to be one of only four states in the nation that prohibit citizens from buying electricity from companies that will put solar panels on your home or business. This prohibition limits customer choice and blocks the growth of this abundant, clean homegrown energy source. The choice to harness solar power should be available to everyone.  The petition is to ask for an amendment to the Florida Constitution to be put on the 2016 ballot, to allow local solar electricity suppliers.  And of course there will be petitions available to sign at the meeting.   For more information, see: http://www.flsolarchoice.org/. 

The meeting will take place at the Pineda Unitarian Universalist Friendship Center, 3115 Friendship Place, on US 1 south of Rockledge, 1/2 mile north of Suntree Blvd and next to Landscape Depot.

Social time starts at 6:30 PM and the meeting starts at 7:00 PM.  Our meetings are always open to the public.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Rally to Tell ourLegislators to Finish the Job and Fund Water and Land Conservation


Before our legislators return to Tallahassee on June 1 for a 3-week special session, a group of concerned citizens are taking one last chance to remind them to "finish the job" by voting to use the Amendment 1 money to finance water and land conservation!  Three of the projects that need this money are:
1. Fund Florida Forever;
2. Fund Everglades restoration; and
3. Protect our Springs!


We will do this at a rally, starting at 10:00 AM on Saturday May 30, 2015, at Grills Riverside, 6075 N US Hwy 1, Melbourne, FL 32940, just north of the Pineda Causeway.  Dr Leesa Souto of the Marine Resources Council and attorney Clay Henderson, co-drafter of Amendment 1 will be among the speakers.  Won't you join us at this hour-long rally?