It’s hitting the fan in Putnam County

They call themselves the Environmental Coalition of Putnam County, better known as “Don’t Poop on Putnam!” And they hope to derail a plan to build a sewage sludge site in Putnam County in northeast Florida. The activists say American Bioclean, which bought the Putnam land under the name Jennigirl LLC, wants to built a sludge … Read more

Study: Urban sprawl will claim 7 million acres

By 2070, Florida’s population is expected to jump to 34 million, from nearly 22 million, as urban development devours 7 million acres of rural and natural land the size of Vermont. New construction – including shopping centers, restaurants, roads and subdivisions – is expected to trigger a loss of wildlife. “More than 1.6 million acres … Read more

Lawsuit: U.S. gov’t complicit in Florida manatee deaths

Environmental activists on Tuesday sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, alleging that the agency has failed to protect the beloved Florida manatee in violation of the Endangered Species Act and other federal regulations. The Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife and the Save the Manatee Club say the federal government’s inaction threatens the … Read more

Growth management workshop draws big crowd

St. Johns County has grown by nearly 44% over the past decade, 2020 Census figures show. It’s the second-fastest growing county in Florida. On Jan. 25, county officials hosted a meeting about growth management. Dozens of residents showed up and most spoke out against overdevelopment. See transcript of meeting. Download video. See data on planned … Read more