Captain Paul DeGaeta, co-founder of Peace River-Charlotte Harbor Environmental Awareness Group (PReaCH), will speak at our regular monthly meeting Saturday March 9th at 3:00 PM at the Elsie Quirk Library, 100 West Dearborn Street in downtown Englewood.
PReaCH warns that phosphate mining threatens the Peace River and Charlotte Harbor and could increase the nutrients available to red tide in the Gulf.
The community is encouraged to attend.
DeGaeta’s presentation on the environmental risks of Mosaic’s phosphate mining comes in advance of an April 3rd hearing at the DeSoto County Commission. The Commission will reconsider its denial last July of Mosaic’s bid to rezone agricultural land for phosphate mining.
We'll plan carpooling to Arcadia for the April 3rd hearing. We'll also discuss local environmental issues and lobbying the Florida state legislature, which has beguns its session.
As always, we'll have our t-shirts and business cards available. We have all sizes of t-shirts. Please bring your own business cards, as we like to patronize members' businesses.
Please also bring your filled out petitions to put expansion of Medicaid to more than half a million uninsured Floridians on the 2020 ballot. Read more about the campaign to expand Medicaid here. If you have collected petitions to put banning assault weapons on the ballot, please bring them to the meeting as well, and we will turn them in for you.