Friday, September 26, 2008

Fight for Coconut Creek Wildlands!

Participants from the Palm Beach County Environmental Coaltition and Everglades Earth First! joined Concerned Citizens of Coconut Creek at Sept 11 and 25 city commission hearings to oppose the re-zoning of 42 acres of wetlands and rare rockland hardwood hammock.

Coconut Creek City Commission votes 5-0 in favor of developers who want to build a shopping center for Lowes and Kohls on the land. The developer is Regency Centers, represented by Ruden McClosky, and their crooked attorney, Dennis Mele.

an activist with Everglades Earth First! produced a short video about the battle:

The Next hearing is October 7, 2008, 10am at the Broward County Commission, for the final approval of the rezoning. Please join with our neighbors to the south to reject this destruction!

You can also send comments to the Army Corps of Engineers on Public Notice saj-2008-661

The Army Corps of Engineers has the sole authority to permit the destruction or preservation of our wetlands nation wide as per Section 404. To date Florida has lost the most acreage cover -- 9.3 million acres. Our committee has formally requested a public hearing regarding the Army Corps of Engineers public notice saj-2008-661. We need your help in contacting them and writing as many letters as possible to bring to their attention our desire not to destroy the last south Coconut Creeks wetland.

write to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District
4400 PGA Boulevard
Suite 500
Palm Beach Gardens,FL 33410-6557
email: Melody White at
fax 561-626-6971,
telephone 561-472-3508

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