WWALS Watershed Coalition advocates for conservation and stewardship of the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, Santa Fe, and Suwannee River watersheds in south Georgia and north Florida through education, awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen activities.
So, for working and paying taxes all my life — as a Vietnam Veteran,
as a person who chose to live in this rural part of Florida and
raise his kid, as a person who is not now nor ever will be wealthy —
I count our public lands, our woods and rivers as a reward for doing
the right thing. I do not mind my tax dollars going towards public
lands. Mr. Bashaw uses the environmental left in a derogatory manner
as a means of denigrating them, and he is including me in it and I
resent it. I resent it for my friend’s in WWALS and others who show
concern for the pipeline route. I have not met an environmental
lefty among them.
Written as a newspaper letter to the editor and posted here with permission. -jsq
Did you know Lanier County doesn’t have zoning laws. Which that mean
they can development on wetlands and on our Floridan Aquifer
Recharge zone and build resident houses, subdivided, commercial
building etc., cut timber on wetlands, on our watersheds and a
Natural Gas Company want to put a pipeline through on these precious
lands they can. It will destroy the land environment like our
Floridan Aquifer Recharge zone (aka our drinking water) and our
wetlands and our watersheds. Because it not protected like it
Well it time to protect it before it all destroy and gone.
It is up to our local government to protect these precious lands and
preserve it in the original state. Yes it’s time for our local
government to do there job to protect it. So it can be there
I notices they got those lands zone as Ag and V5 zone.
Which those zone doesn’t protect it and in fact it can destroy those
lands Eco system because they spray pesticide for there farm crops
near the Floridan Aquifer Recharge zone and wetlands, our
watersheds. It will Continue reading →