Thursday, March 26, 2009


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ALACHUA COUNTY, FL- Today, A group of youth joined with Earth First! activists at Plum Creek's regional office chanting "From Florida to Maine Development is the Same". The youth who attended last week's Earth First! Roadshow presentation in Gainesville were inspired to take local action for the environment.

The youth, ranging in age from 4-11, requested a meeting to present letters expressing their concerns with Plum Creek's development plans here in Alachua County and in the Moosehead Lake region of Maine. Plum Creek is the largest land owner in the United States and have drawn criticism across the country for their land management practices.

They were denied entry.

The group sat peacefully in the door way with colorful signs reading: "Plum Creek, Listen Up!", "Save Our Streams", "Protect Maine's North Woods, Save the Sunshine State."

After being told to leave, the group distributed flyers with the following text:

Plum Creek - Why are you selling our future?

In the Indian Stream area of the Moosehead Lake region, Plum Creek is planning to develop luxury resorts and sites open to gravel mining, water extraction, sewage sludge spreading, and commercial logging. This area is renowned as pristine, intact wilderness; sensitive habitat for endangered lynx; and culturally important deer yards.

Plum Creek is trying to develop 1,800 homes near Gainesville, creating even more urban sprawl for our city. This development would take place in environmentally sensitive areas that include wetlands and headwaters of ecologically significant creeks.
Plum Creek is also creating Gopher Tortoise ‘prison camps’ masquerading as species conservation to facilitate sprawl and logging in North/Central Florida. Our turtles don’t need forced relocation, they need to be left alone, where they belong.

Save the North Woods, leave Maine alone!
Stay out of the Sunshine State, leave Florida alone!


Thursday, March 19, 2009


For details:

3/20 Miami, FL
8:00pm Black Mangrove Collective
This event will include a presentation from Max Rameau of Take Back the Land
Location: 138 NW 37th Street, Miami

3/21 Jupiter FL,
Earth First! Benefit Show at Adam Barksdale’s place, with 14 bands, show starts at 4pm, EF! Roadshow will be tabling at event, doing our puppet show at 4pm and slideshow presentation at 7pm… donation $5-10
Location: 13926 157th Ct N, Jupiter Fl, 33478

3/22 Lake Worth, FL
at 7pm Benefit Dinner and Theater at the Canew (collective house in LW) 822 North C Street. RSVP requested.

Join us for a local foods dinner, activist theater and direct action slide show to benefit a great cause; the local Earth First! direct action movement and touring roadshow!

Making the connections between local sustainability and environmental action:
* local foods dinner - direct from our bountiful backyard garden
* tour of the garden, bee-hives, home-made solar panel and water systems
* exciting puppet theater & presentation by Earth First! about the U.S.radical
environmental movement
* good company to boot!

Sliding scale donation from $10 - $20. Money will support the Earth First! direct action movement and roadshow. Wine and beer cash bar available.

Seating is limited, please R.S.V.P and let us know your meal preference (vegan, vegetarian, omnivore) or 561-584-2644

See you next Sunday!

Other EF! Roadshow dates in Forida:

3/23 St. Augustine, FL
6:30 PM at Flagler College Campus, Palm Court

3/24 Tallahassee, FL [VENUE CHANGE]
7:00 PM at All Saints Cafe at 7pm. 903 Railroad Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32310.

More info on the Roadshow:

The Earth First! Roadshow will be crossing the country this spring to renew a grassroots ecological direct action movement in the U.S. Time is of the essence for the future of the planet. We are touring with inspirational stories from groups accross the country standing up to big business and the fossil fuel industry. We hope to encourage and inspire people to join in creating alternatives and defending our planet!

We have an interactive presentation, slideshow and puppet show to tell the story of Earth First! We are also offering workshops and trainings for safe and strategic direct actions/civil disobedience and making eco-action irresistible!