Friday, November 10, 2017

CONA celebrates Swormstedt, Fresh Start, Civic Advocacy

For those just returning to Sarasota, a few recent highlights:

Nov. 6th: CONA Sarasota celebrated the long and fruitful advocacy of Gerry Swormstedt, a leader of the local Sierra Club and active participant in many organizations and civic efforts.

Wade Matthews tells a story about Gerry Swormstedt at the CONA celebration.

The Observer's round-up of the key Sarasota stories of 2017 took the form of a quiz for those arriving, and was topped by "the Celery Fields controversy."

CONA held several events including a Town Hall earlier this year to get out the word about a proposal to put a construction demolition facility on public lands next to the Celery Fields.

Fresh Start is a new effort to gain support from the Board of County Commissioners for a long-range plan to protect the Celery Fields. Fresh Start's supporters include representatives of about 50 HOA's, along with Sarasota Audubon, businesses and a broad spectrum of county residents, many of whom worked to defeat the waste facility, 

CONA acknowledged the commitment of Fresh Start at its 56th Anniversary Celebration:

Continuing its support for advocacy, CONA's Nov. 13th meeting will offer a presentation by Sura Kochman on the impending issues raised by Siesta Promenade, starting at 7 pm.

Have you signed the Celery Fields Petition?

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