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April 13, 2015

First Coast Ocean Friendly Gardens

On April 8, 2015 First Coast chairman Paul Hayden presented an Ocean Friendly Garden slide show presentation tOFG Fletchero three of Sharon Silver’s science classes. The presentation demonstrated various ways the students and their parents could help protect the environment, our rivers and oceans while also saving resources and money through the use or the tenants of Surfriders Ocean Friendly Garden program (Conservation, Permeability and Retention).

Paul notes, “the students were very interested and involved in the discussion and asked good questions. It left me with the belief that they get the message and will be positive messengers of change if the future.”

Want to learn more about our Ocean Friendly Garden Program? Click here!

April 13, 2015

Chapter Happenings: First Coast Ocean Friendly Gardens

On April 8, 2015 First Coast chairman Paul Hayden presented an Ocean Friendly Garden slide show presentation tOFG Fletchero three of Sharon Silver’s science classes. The presentation demonstrated various ways the students and their parents could help protect the environment, our rivers and oceans while also saving resources and money through the use or the tenants of Surfriders Ocean Friendly Garden program (Conservation, Permeability and Retention).

Paul notes, “the students were very interested and involved in the discussion and asked good questions. It left me with the belief that they get the message and will be positive messengers of change if the future.”

Want to learn more about our Ocean Friendly Garden Program? Click here!

April 9, 2015

Bag Bill Update!

On April 8th, SB966 unanimously passed out of the Senate Environmental Preservation & Conservation Committee! Now the bill is headed to the Senate Community Affairs Committee. Please call the Committee Chair, Senator Simpson BEFORE 4:30PM TODAY and ask him to put SB966 on the agenda for next week! Please thank him for voting yes on SB966 yesterday as well

Senator Simpson: (850) 487-5018

April 7, 2015

Action Alert: Bag Bill Talking Points

We need your help! The Senate Environmental Preservation & Conservation Committee will be discussing SB966, Disposable Plastic Bags, this Wednesday. The committee meets from 1:30pm-3:30pm. We need supporters of home rule and the regulation of single use plastic bags to show up and speak at this meeting!

The Committee meets in the Mallory Horne Committee Room, 37 Senate Office Building.

Here are talking points from the Surfrider Foundation!

Here are talking points from the Sierra Club!

Please contact committee members and ask them to vote YES on SB966:
Senator Dean, Chair: 850-487-5005 (please thank him for putting the bill on the agenda!)
Senator Simpson: 850-487-5018
Senator Altman: 850-487-5016
Senator Evers: 850-487-5002
Senator Hays: 850-487-5011
Senator Simmons: 850-487-5010
Senator Smith: 850-487-5031
Senator Soto: 850-487-5014 (please thank him for co-sponsoring the bill)

April 6, 2015

Action Alert: Bag Bill Hearing this Wednesday!

We need your help! The Senate Environmental Preservation & Conservation Committee will be discussing SB966, Disposable Plastic Bags, this Wednesday. The committee meets from 1:30pm-3:30pm. We need supporters of home rule and the regulation of single use plastic bags to show up and speak at this meeting!

The Committee meets in the Mallory Horne Committee Room, 37 Senate Office Building.

The Committee Agenda can be found here: http://flsenate.gov/Committees/Show/EP/ExpandedAgenda/3033

The bill can be found here: http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2015/0966

Please contact committee members and voice your support for SB966:
Senator Dean, Chair: 850-487-5005 (please thank him for putting the bill on the agenda!)
Senator Simpson: 850-487-5018
Senator Altman: 850-487-5016
Senator Evers: 850-487-5002
Senator Hays: 850-487-5011
Senator Simmons: 850-487-5010
Senator Smith: 850-487-5031
Senator Soto: 850-487-5014 (please thank him for co-sponsoring the bill)

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