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Our August-September 2012 bi-monthly newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Andy Quinn
  • TWELVE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CEO’S ASK EPA TO REJECT FLORIDA’S NUTRIENT STANDARDS
  • FLORIDA LAKES MANAGEMENT SOCIETY RICHARD COLEMAN AQUATIC RESOURCES AWARD
  • FLORIDA WILDLIFE FEDERATION WATER CONSERVATIONIST OF THE YEAR AWARD
  • VICTORY FOR ENDANGERED FLORIDA PANTHER AND SENSITIVE WETLAND HABITATS
  • CIRCLE B LAND SWAP
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES/MEETINGS

Tribute to Richard L Coleman published August, 2003

We are proud to have had as one of our past newsletter contributors the late Polk Group member John Perry. He was a published author, and longtime environmentalist. We have not archived his articles here. We recommend reading about him and all of the articles he wrotes on his non-profit website Green Earth Journal.

Also not included in our newsletter archives are articles reprinted with permission from the National Wildlife Federation, Backyard Wildlife Habitat information. If you are interested in a wildlife friendly backyard, you might want to visit their site.


Past Newsletters and Articles


Our June-July 2012 bi-monthly newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • SERVICE AND FUN
  • OUR COUNTIES NEED AN EFFECTIVE LOCAL FERTILIZER ORDINANCE
  • PAST OUTREACH FUN
    EARTH DAY AT BOK TOWER and VISTE OUTING AT CIRCLE B BAR
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES/MEETINGS

Our April-May 2012 bi-monthly newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Andy Quinn
  • Charles (Chuck) Geanangel long time Sierra Club activist HONORED
  • TENOROC YOUTH CONSERVATION CENTER
  • SECOND ANNUAL COLEMAN SCHOLARSHIP WINNER ANNOUNCED
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES/MEETINGS

Our February-March 2012 bi-monthly newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Andy Quinn
  • FEBRUARY 9th MEETING IN SEBRING
  • MARCH 8th MEETING AT CIRCLE B
  • EVERGLADES HEADWATERS NWR
  • POLK DEVELOPING FERTILIZER ORDINANCE
  • THE FLORIDA REPORT HELP STOP BAD BILLS
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES/MEETINGS


Our October-November 2011 bi-monthly newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Chuck Geanangel
  • SWITCHING GEARS: PROTECTING BIG FISH IN THE GULF OF MEXICO
  • FOX SQUIRREL SURVEY Be a Citizen Scientist!
  • GREEN HORIZON LAND TRUST SEEKING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
  • MARIAN RYAN RECEIVES THE SUSAN E. MILLER AWARD
  • OUTINGS PAST
  • GOING E With the Feb./Mar. Issue
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES/MEETINGS

Our August-September 2011 bi-monthly newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Chuck Geanangel
  • DOLPHIN AWARD
  • FLORIDA HAS AN UGLY PROBLEM
  • GOING E, The Times They Are A Changing!
  • PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION ISSUED for South Ft. Meade Phosphate Mine Extension
  • OUTINGS PAST
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES/MEETINGS


Our June-July 2011 bi-monthly newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Chuck Geanangel
  • DEADLY NEIGHBORS
  • CIRCUIT RIDING
  • GREEN DRIVING
  • SIERRANS CELEBRATE GRAND OPENING OF PEACE RIVER CANOE LAUNCH
  • ENJOYMENT LEADS TO PROTECTING
  • DEATH OF DCA
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES/MEETINGS


Our April-May 2011 bi-monthly newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • Ken Morrison, FROM THE CHAIR…Chuck Geanangel
  • STOP STUPID LEGISLATION!
  • APRIL 14th PROGRAM
  • MAY 12th PROGRAM
  • ROCK SPRINGS RUN 2011
  • GREEN HORIZON LAND TRUST PRESENTS BLAZING STAR AWARD
  • OUTINGS PAST
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES/MEETINGS


Our February-March 2011 bi-monthly newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Chuck Geanangel
  • WE DID GOOD!
  • LOCAL SIERRANS RECOGNIZED
  • COLEMAN LANDING AT SHADY OAKS
  • NEW TOTES AVAILABLE
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES/MEETINGS


Our December 2010-January 2011 bi-monthly newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Chuck Geanangel
  • PARTICIPATE IN THE BONE VALLEY ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STUDY
  • CORN SNAKE SHEDS ITS SKIN ON CUE AT OCTOBER MEETING!
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES/MEETINGS

Our August-September 2010 bi-monthly newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Chuck Geanangel
  • THE CENSUS IS OVER LET THE REDISTRICTING FIGHT BEGIN!
  • SIERRA FAMILY OUTINGS
  • PLAN B 4.0 "Mobilizing to Save Civilization"
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES/MEETINGS


Our June-July 2010 bi-monthly newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Chuck Geanangel
  • NO MORE OFF-SHORE DRILLING, CLEAN ENERGY NOW!
  • SUPPORT FOR FLORIDA HOMETOWN DEMOCRACY/AMENDMENT4 NOW MORE CRITICAL THAN EVER
  • SIERRANS GETTING THE MESSAGE OUT
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES/MEETINGS


Our April-May 2010 bi-monthly newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Chuck Geanangel
  • ENJOY & PROTECT
  • SCARY TIMES ARE HERE AGAIN
  • BLUE HEAD RANCH, Highlands County News
  • FISHEATING CREAK SPRING OUTING
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES/MEETINGS

Our December 2009, January 2010 bi-monthly newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Paul Anderson, The 350 Club
  • TENOROC LAND SWAP WITH LAKELAND APPROVED
  • WATER WINGS & WILD THINGS 2009, AWESOME!
  • GRAND OPENING MACKAY TRAIL SYSTEM
  • NEWSLETTER GOES BI-MONTHLY
  • AVOID HAZARDS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON BY PROPERLY DISPOSING OF HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS AND ELECTRONICS
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Our November 2009 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Paul Anderson, VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
  • OUTSTANDING PROGRAM IN OCTOBER!!
  • PEACE CREEK WATERSHED
  • OUTING PAST
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Our October 2009 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Paul Anderson, STOP THE EAGLE NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER
  • OWLS FOR HALLOWEEN
  • TELL DEP HOW TO RECYCLE 75 PERCENT
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Our September 2009 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Paul Anderson
  • THE AMAZON HIGH JUNGLE, Tourism for a Sustainable Ecosystem
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR TABLING EVENTS
  • EPA AGREES TO SET LIMITS ON FERTILIZER AND ANIMAL WASTE POLLUTION IN FLORIDA,
    New Policy Contrasts with Inaction by Bush Administration
  • PHOSPHATE MINING ISSUE COORDINATING COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Our August 2009 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Paul Anderson
  • THE FUTURE OF DUCK HUNTING AT LAKE HANCOCK
  • BONE VALLEY SELECTED AREA STUDY
  • BLUEWAYS IN POLK COUNTY
  • FHD ON THE BALLOT IN 2010
  • POLITICS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
    BE A VOLUNTEER
  • WASTE REDUCTION COORDINATOR NEEDED
  • PROTECT COMMUNITIES AND WILDLIFE FROM THE WALL
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Our June/July 2009 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Paul Anderson
    WATER, WELLS, AND WETLANDS
  • DOING GREEN MAKES THE GREEN!
  • MOSAIC PEACE RIVER PARK
  • TAKE ACTION: Tell Polk County Commission to Continue Wetland Protection
  • CIRCLE B NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
  • SEWAGE AND SEPTIC SYSTEMS Flush Responsibly!
  • ANNUAL FUND APPEAL
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Our May 2009 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Paul Anderson
  • VETERAN HUNTER OPPOSES DUCK HUNTING AT CIRCLE B BAR RESERVE
  • EARTH DAY AT CIRCLE B BAR
  • The Biggest Challenge of Our Time Global warming and Clean Energy
  • PROJECT EAGLE 2009
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Our April 2009 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Paul Anderson
    NO DUCK HUNTING AT CIRCLE B BAR RESERVE
  • RICHARD COLEMAN CONSERVATION AWARD PRESENTED TO DR. ROBERT TAYLOR
  • GREEN HORIZONS RECOGNIZES MARIAN RYAN
  • CREATING A FUTURE THAT WILL RESEMBLE THE PAST
  • E-ALERTS
  • KISSIMMEE BASIN WATER RESERVATION
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Our March 2009 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Paul Anderson
  • ECO-TOURISM AND CIRCLE B BAR
  • SIGN UP FOR FLORIDA REPORT
  • NATINAL CLUB ELECTION COMING THIS SPRING
  • CIRCUIT RIDING AT SEBRING
  • GOING POSTAL
  • BOXES FOR BLUEBIRDS
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Our February 2009 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Paul Anderson
  • A DAY OF SERVICE
  • A DRY FUTURE FOR POLK COUNTY?
  • THE SIERRA CLUB’S CLIMATE RECOVERY AGENDA
  • GROWTH CAP COALITION CALLS IT QUITS
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES


Our January 2009 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Paul Anderson
  • Development of a Supplemental Water Supply Plan for Polk County
    Managing Water for Fish and Wildlife First!
  • Sierra Club Florida Announcement
  • Will Wonders Ever Cease!
  • Post-Hunt Bird Count
  • The Taj Mahal of Nesting Boxes
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES


Our November 2008 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Paul Anderson
  • AT A GLANCE
  • Web Site
  • LCV Scorecard
  • Nesting Boxes
  • Special Events
  • More on the Election Scene
  • Florida Hometown Democracy
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Our September 2008 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Paul Anderson
  • SOLAR ENERGY REVISITED
  • LAWSUIT WOULD STOP PHOSPHATE STRIP MINE IN PEACE RIVER WATERSHED
  • SIERRA VOLUNTEERS AT THE CIRCLE B-BAR RESERVE
  • COLEMAN LANDING, Shady Oaks Recreation Area
  • KEEP THOSE GROWTH CAP PETITIONS COMING!
  • RENAME THE POLK GROUP!
  • NEED SHIRTS?
  • HEY MR GREEN
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Our August 2008 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Paul Anderson
  • COLEMAN LANDING
  • MILKWEED HOSTELS
  • LAWSUIT WOULD REQUIRE LIMITS ON NUTRIENT POLLUTION IN FLORIDA RIVERS AND LAKES
  • POLK ENVIRONMENTAL LANDS UPDATE
  • GROWTH CAP PETITIONS NEEDED
  • THE CONSUMER’S BEEN SUCKERED - AGAIN!
  • ENTER THE CONTEST [TO] RENAME THE POLK GROUP!
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Our June/July 2008 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Paul Anderson
  • ANCIENT ISLANDS, WHAT ONCE WAS - WILL BE AGAIN?
  • CIRCUIT RIDING
  • TAKE ACTION AGAINST PLASTIC BAGS
  • STEERING COMMITTEE APPOINTED
  • ENTER THE CONTEST RENAME THE POLK GROUP!
  • FLORIDA LEGISLATURE, 2008 FINAL REPORT
  • GROWTH CAP COALITION UPDATE
  • RUSTLE THE LEAF
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Our May 2008 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Paul Anderson
  • COMING SOON TO A STORE NEAR YOU BRACE UP! CLOROX AND SIERRA!
  • FLORIDA SIERRA TO BE GOVERNED BY STEERING COMMITTEE
  • ENVIRONMENTAL FUNDING BLUES A MAN-MADE PERFECT STORM
  • OUTING PAST
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Our April 2008 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Paul Anderson
  • COLEMAN RUN
  • PLEASE SUPPORT GROWTH CAP EFFORTS
  • NEW COUNTY PARK OR HUNTING CAMP?
  • FLORIDA LAWNS
  • PARK VOLUNTEERS RECOGNIZED
  • MARCH PROGRAM BY ED HOBIN
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Our March 2008 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Paul Anderson
  • POLK COUNTY CHARTER AMENDMENT PROPOSAL
  • SAW DUST SESSION BIRDS AND EDUCATION WIN
  • AT A GLANCE
  • COLT CREEK PARK TRAM RIDE
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Our February 2008 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Paul Anderson, A REASON FOR HOPE
  • GROWTH MANAGEMENT REFERENDUM PROPOSAL
  • AT A GLANCE
  • JANUARY PROGRAM BY PROGRESS ENERGY
  • NATIONAL CLUB ELECTION COMING THIS SPRING
  • IS A LED IN YOUR FUTURE?
  • STEWARDSHIP AT MACKAY GARDENS
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Our January 2008 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Paul Anderson
  • EVERY FISH COUNTS: Bycatch and Overfishing
  • DANON MOSLEY RECIEVES OSPREY AWARD
  • WATER WARS
  • NEW GREEN SWAMP SIGNS GRACE POLK COUNTY ROADS
  • CHRISTMAS PAST
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Our November 2007 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Al Greulich
  • AT A GLANCE
  • POLK GROUP ELECTION BALLOT (not available online)
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES


Our October 2007 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Al Greulich
  • POLK COUNTY GROWTH MATTERS - WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
  • EXOTIC APPLESNAILS, SNAIL KITES, AND LIMPKINS
  • QUICK TAKES
  • BOK HAS A BOX—DO YOU?
  • COLT CREEK STATE PARK MANAGEMENT PLAN MEETING
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Our September 2007 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Al Greulich
  • YOUR HOUSE - A SUPERFUND SITE?
    NOT FROM CFLs
  • OKEECHOBEE VICTORY
  • QUICK TAKES
  • RECYCLING REVISITED CITIZEN ACTION TO FIGHT GLOBAL WARMING
  • SAVE OUR CYPRESS CAMPAIGN
  • RUSTLE THE LEAF
  • RAILS TO URBAN TRAILS WH to LA
  • OBTAIN A CANOE AND BENEFIT THE RICHARD COLEMAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND!
  • OUTINGS/ACTIVITIES

Our August 2007 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Al Greulich
  • POLK WINS TITLE OF ALL-AMERICA COUNTY
  • HERE WE GO AGAIN
  • WOLVES UNDER ATTACK - END RUN AROUND THE ESA
  • OUTINGS/ACTIVITIES


Our June/July 2007 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Al Greulich
  • THE 2007 FLORIDA LEGISLATIVE FINAL RESULTS
  • FLORIDA’S SENSITIVE LANDS AND ATVs
    Oil and Water
  • TWO BABY SCREECH OWLS
    This Could Be In Your Yard!
  • OUTINGS/ACTIVITIES


Our May 2007 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Al Greulich
  • SIMPLE WAYS YOU CAN HELP REDUCE GLOBAL WARMING
  • RECREATIONAL USES FOR THE LOWER KCOL
  • A 'ROADS AS USUAL' UPDATE
  • CHAIN OF LAKES FESTIVAL
  • NESTING BOXES PLACED IN CATFSH CREEK
  • OUTINGS/ACTIVITIES

Our April 2007 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Al Greulich
  • CROOKED LAKE WEST
  • VOLUNTEER CONSERVATION HELP WANTED--WILL TRAIN!
  • ENDORSEMENTS FOR NATIONAL SIERRA BOARD
  • FLORIDA HOMETOWN DEMOCRACY
  • COLT CREEK IN FEBRUARY
  • LOWER KISSIMMEE CHAIN OF LAKES PUBLIC USE WORKGROUP
  • OUTINGS/ACTIVITIES

Our March 2007 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Al Greulich
  • The 300th!
  • FROM GRASSLANDS TO GREEN LAWN…AND BACK!
  • NATIONAL CLUB ELECTION COMING THIS SPRING
  • RUSTLE THE LEAF
  • HERPETOLOGIST ENTHRALLS SIERRANS IN FEBRUARY
  • NOT FOR DUCKS OR SCREECH OWLS!
  • ONE OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF GLOBAL WARMING
  • OUTINGS/ACTIVITIES

Our February 2007 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Al Greulich
  • COLT CREEK STATE PARK
  • CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE CONSERVATION SCENARIO!
  • FLORIDA FOREVER ADVOCATES PRESS FOR ACCELERATED FUNDING FOR 2007-2008 BUDGET
  • IS CONGRESS LISTENING?
  • POLK LAND STEWARDSHIP ALLIANCE UPDATE
  • OUR FAILURE IN THE KCOL COULD CASCADE TO FL BAY
  • OUTINGS/ACTIVITIES


Our January 2007 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Al Greulich
  • HOBSON’S CHOICE, A Choice Without an Alternative
  • WINTER HAVEN’S ENVIRONMENTAL LANDS & LAKEFRONTS INITIATIVE (ELLI)
  • Rustle the Leaf
  • HELP SAVE THE SCRUB!BECOME A RIDGE RANGER!
  • EVENTS PAST
  • OUTINGS/ACTIVITIES


Our November 2006 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • Vote No on No. 3 Nov 7
  • LET’S PLAY PLANNING COMMISSION !!
  • Rustle The Leaf
  • OCTOBER OUTING
  • GONE BATTY?
  • OUTINGS/ACTIVITIES

Our October 2006 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR...Al Greulich
  • TIME TO ADJUST YOUR ATTITUDE
  • MESSAGE FILMS
  • PEACE RIVER CIS AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN INFORMATION
  • JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE TO GO IN THE WATER
  • THIS TIME IT REALLY MATTERS
  • SIERRA CLUB REPORT WARNS POST 9/11 FEDERAL DISASTER RESPONSE POLICIES INCREASE RISKS TO HUMAN HEALTH
  • OUTINGS/ACTIVITIES


Our September 2006 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR...Al Greulich
  • RECYCLING AND BIRDING
  • SYNOPSIS OF AUGUST PROGRAM
  • UGH
  • GARDENING FOR BUTTERFLIES WORKSHOP A SUCCESS
  • OUTINGS/ACTIVITIES

Our August 2006 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FLORIDA HOMETOWN DEMOCRACY, Sign the New Petition!
  • A MEMORIAL NESTING BOX FOR THE RESTORED KISSIMMEE
  • KISSIMMEE LAND ACQUISITION AND TRANSFER
  • GLOBAL WARMING CASE HEADS TO SUPREME COURT
  • SIERRA SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDS GREEN SWAMP CONSERVATION LAND
  • SETTLEMENT OF BABCOCK RANCH LAND USE CHALLENGE
  • LAND USE PLANNING WORKSHOP OCTOBER 12, 2006
  • SANDHILL RESTORATION PROJECT CIRCLE B BAR RESERVE
  • OUTINGS/ACTIVITIES

Our July 2006 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • SIERRA'S NEW INTERIM ENERGY POLICY
  • 2006-2007 BUDGET EMPHASIZES SOUND COMMITMENT TO FLORIDA’S ENVIRONMENT
  • SAW DUST SESSION
  • STORMWATER POLLUTION
  • LAKES APPRECIATION CELEBRATION
  • OUTINGS/ACTIVITIES

Our June 2006 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR...Al Greulich
  • FWC VOLUNTEER EARNS NATIONAL AWARD
  • HOW SHALL WE GROW?
  • DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN Or STEP BACK AND RECONSIDER
  • KISSIMMEE RESTORATION
  • BIOFUELS - AN ENVIRONMENTAL SCAM OR THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE?
  • EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Our May 2006 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR...Al Greulich
  • KISSIMMEE RESTORATION PROGRESS
  • POLK COMMUNITY COLLEGE WANTS CONSERVATION LANDS FOR NEW CAMPUS!
  • PUBLIC HEARING DATES FOR PEACE RIVER CUMULATIVE IMPACT STUDY
  • ANNUAL FUND APPEAL
  • OUTINGS/ACTIVITIES

Our April 2006 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR...Al Greulich
  • ILL BLOWS THE WIND...
  • POLK COMMISSIONERS SHOULD ASK LEGISLATURE TO ENHANCE LOCAL CONTROL OF WATER RESOURCES
  • MANY THANKS
  • VOLUNTEER FOR NATURE FESTIVALS
  • DOWN THE BLUE FLAG PATH
  • OUTINGS/ACTIVITIES

Our February 2006 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR...Al Greulich
  • RURAL LANDS STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM, A New Approach?
  • LOVE IS IN THE AIR
  • HOW GREEN IS YOUR THUMB
  • ENVIRONMENTAL LANDS GIFTS FOR TOMORROW
  • LAKE WALES RIDGE STATE FOREST ARBUCKLE HIKE
  • OUTINGS/ACTIVITIES

Our January 2006 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR...Al Greulich
  • AN EXCELLENT TWO YEARS - Thank You, Bob!
  • WOOD DUCK T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE
  • NESTING SEASON STARTS THIS MONTH, Are You Ready?
  • PARK PARTNERS GARDENING AND LANDSCAPING WORKSHOP
  • ARE YOU CERTIFIABLE?
  • ELECTION RESULTS, Greenspan Loses!
  • ACTIVITIES PAST
  • OUTINGS/ACTIVITIES

Our November 2005 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • FROM THE CHAIR...Bob Taylor
  • 2006 ELECTION BALLOT
  • OUTINGS/ACTIVITIES

Our October 2005 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • SIERRA SUMMIT KEYNOTE SPEAKER AL GORE
  • AN OPEN INVITATION TO HIGHLAND AND HARDEE SIERRA CLUB MEMBERS
  • MACKAY ESTATE/LK ALFRED FEATURED
  • LEARNING FROM NATURE
  • CHARGING UP THE FAITHFUL
  • VICE NOTES....Frances H. Coleman
  • OUTINGS/ACTIVITIES

Our September 2005 newsletter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • Vice Notes...Frances Coleman
  • "THIS ISN'T DEMOCRACY-- IT'S A MUGGING"
  • JOHN RYAN APPOINTED TO POLK PLANNING COMMISSION
  • URBAN SPRAWL LEAPFROGS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA
  • ONA/FORT GREEN MINE DECISION DELAYED
  • DEVELOPER LOSES BID TO INCREASE DENISTY IN GREEN SWAMP
  • GREEN SWAMP & KISSIMMEE PRAIRIE
  • SHOW YOU CARE BY WHERE YOU SPEND
  • OUTINGS/ACTIVITIES

from June 2005

  • LET’S TALK TRASH
  • SNAFU
  • CIRCUIT RIDING
  • OF FOILED RIVER CHANNELIZATION AND THE IVORY-BILLED WOODPECKER
  • SIERRAN RECEIVES HONORARIUM
  • WE CAN SAVE THE ARCTIC
  • COUNTING BUTTERFLIES! (and other activities)

from May 2005

  • VICE NOTES
  • PENTAGON PARES BACK ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES
  • POLK NATUREFEST - A HUGE SUCCESS
  • STATE ACTION MAKES WILDLIFE EXPENDABLE

from April 2005

  • FROM THE CHAIR
  • POLK SHOULD STRIVE TO ENHANCE LOCAL CONTROL OF WATER RESOURCES
  • BABOCK RANCH UPDATE
  • E-MAIL ALERTS
  • MERCURY RULES RIGGED
  • JUDGE UPHOLDS WOLF PROTECTION
  • OUTING PAST

from March 2005

  • SIERRA CLUB ASKS STATE OF FLORIDA TO PROTECT DRINKING WATER SUPPLIES
  • BABCOCK RANCH, POTENTIAL CONSERVATION COLOSSUS
  • RESTORATION VIA HURRICANE
  • WATER, WINGS AND WILD THINGS
  • CLUB MEMBERS TO VOTE ON DIRECTORS, IMMIGRATION LIMITS
  • COMMENT ON NAVY PROPOSAL TO BOMB MORE AT AVON PARK RANGE

from February 2005

  • FROM THE CHAIR
  • AMERICA’S SERENGETI, Our Line in the Sand
  • HERDING CATS - WE DID GOOD!
  • ANCIENT ISLANDS
  • FAIR REPRESENTATION, FAIR ELECTIONS
  • FLEXCOM Business

from January 2005

  • FROM THE VICE CHAIR…Frances Coleman
  • OUTINGS PAST
  • FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS AFFECT WOODLAND WONDERS
  • REFLECTIONS CALIFORNIA AND OTHERWISE
  • CALIFORNIA STATE QUARTER
  • A HURRICANE-ASSISTED NEW LOOK AT THE NATURE CENTER

from November 2004

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Bob Taylor
  • COMMUNITY NOTES
  • DEADLINE APPROACHES

from October 2004

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Bob Taylor
  • SIERRA CLUB ENDORSES KERRY FOR PRESIDENT
  • MSTU STRAW BALLOT FOR PARKS AND RECREATION FUNDING
  • THINK CHRISTMAS
  • NEED WORK?

from September 2004

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Bob Taylor
  • STOP THE HIGHWAY BILL
  • THE HURRICANE, TREES AND INVASIVE EXOTICS
  • THOMAS LANDING VICTORY
  • ABSENTEE BALLOT VOTING
  • WOOD DUCK T-SHIRTS

from August 2004

  • FROM THE CHAIR…Bob Taylor
  • BUSH ADMINISTRATION MISSES THE TRAIN
  • KEEP THAT MOMENTUM GOING!
  • ECOTOURISM AND A NEW, IMPROVED VACATION GUIDE
  • LAST CHANCE TO ENTER THE ENVIRONMENTAL LANDS PHOTO CONTEST
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

from July 2004

  • FROM THE VICE CHAIR . . . Frances H. Coleman
  • FLORIDA HOMETOWN DEMOCRACY UPDATE
  • TOHO MUCK REMOVAL COMPLETE, REFILLING OF LAKES BEGINS
  • TOP TEN ENVIRONMENTAL OFFENSES OF THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION
  • OUTING PAST
  • ATTEND A POLK VISION MEETING

from June 2004

  • FROM THE CHAIR . . . Bob Taylor
  • KISSIMMEE RESTORATION, A BITTERSWEET PLEASURE
  • CITIZEN ACTIVIST RECOGNIZED
  • WHY HUMANS SHOULD BECOME “BIRD-DOGGERS”
  • PAYNES CREEK HISTORIC STATE PARK
  • ECO-FEST TABLING
  • RICHARD’S ROCK

from May 2004

  • FROM THE CHAIR

  • KISSIMMEE RIVER ROUNDUP CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF PROGRESS
  • NESTING BOXES ARE STILL AVAILABLE
  • CALLING FOR NOMINATIONS FOR FLORIDA SIERRA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
  • JOIN THE CLIMATEPREDICTION.NET EXPERIMENT!
  • COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • E-MAIL ALERTS
  • NATIONAL SIERRA ELECTION
  • ANNUAL FUND APPEAL
  • FLORIDA’S NATURAL WORLD EXHIBIT OPENING AND ECO-FEST SPEAKER PROGRAM: REVITALIZING KISSINGEN SPRINGS
  • BUTTON MAKING = HAPPY KIDS AT ROTARY AND TENOROC
  • FLORIDA HOMETOWN DEMOCRACY - Get Those Petitions In!

from April 2004

  • From the Chair
  • Earth Day 2004
  • VOTE - Ballots Due April 21st
    National Sierra Board Elections
  • Green Horizons Presents Award to Colemans
  • Florida Hometown Democracy Petition Drive Well Underway
  • Kissimmee Chain of Lakes Long-Term Management Plan
  • Lake McLeod Preserve Outing

from March 2004 newsletter

  • From the Chair
  • Bush Administration Abandons Environment
  • Vote To Prevent A Take-Over
  • Woodies Are Starting To Nest, Sierra Has Boxes Available Now

from February 2004 newsletter

  • FROM THE CHAIR
  • SIERRA CLUB ADS TARGET BUSH ADMINISTRATION ON MERCURY
  • MEMORIAL ON THE KISSIMMEE RIVER
  • OUTING PAST
  • ENTER THE ENVIRONMENTAL LANDS PHOTO CONTEST

from January 2004 newsletter

  • FROM THE CHAIR
  • POLK COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS RECOGNIZES THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF RICHARD COLEMAN
  • SIERRA CLUB RECOGNIZES TOM PALMER
  • OUTING PAST
  • HUNTING, FISHING & PASSIVE RECREATION FACTS, POLK COUNTY STATISTICS

from November 2003 newsletter

  • From the Chair
  • Exotic Grass for Biomass Fuel?
  • Hometown Democracy Amendment Myth Dispelled
  • Boardwalk Dedicated to the Memory of Richard L. Coleman
  • Polk's Water Policy Advisory Committee

fromOctober 2003 newsletter

  • From the Chair
  • Outrage Over Toth and The Restoration
  • Sweeping Changes Proposed to Water Rules
  • Penalties Against Florida's Corporate Polluters Plunge, Penalties Against Homeowners on the Rise
  • Support the Florida Hometown Democracy Petition Drive!

from September 2003 newsletter

  • Say No To Duck Hunting On The Circle B Bar Reserve
  • Outings Past, Pat’s Adventure With Richard
  • From The Vice-Chair . . . Bob Taylor
  • Transportation Bill Presents Big Challenges For Environment

from July 2003 newsletter

  • THOMAS LANDING REVISITED
  • SAVE THE COURTS
  • MARIAN’S NATIVE PLANT GARDEN

from June 2003 newsletter

  • FLORIDA PARKS NEED YOU!
  • LEGISLATURE QUAGMIRE
  • ALIEN INVADERS - THE OUCH VARIETY
    Fifth of a Series
  • CONTROLLING INVADERS AT THE LAKE BLUE SCRUB
  • Kissimmee Prairie State Preserve Outing

from May 2003 newsletter

  • Drawdown Woes in the Kissimmee
  • Legislative High Points to Date
  • Green Swamp Exhibit
  • Date Change for Green Swamp Road Clean-Up
  • Kissimmee River Clean-Up
  • Salt in the Wound
  • Alien Invaders - More Nasty Trees, Fourth of a Series

from April 2003 newsletter

  • Green Swamp Road Cleanup
  • Alien Invaders, The Climbing Ferns
  • Lakeland Highlands Scrub Event
  • Beware of Fridays!

from March 2003 newsletter

  • Sierra and the Winter Haven Wildlife Habitat Area Team Apply for Grant
  • March Fund Appeal
  • Attention Recyclers, That's All of Us - Right?
  • National Club Election Coming
  • Teneroc on the Endangered List
  • More Alien Invaders

from February 2003 newsletter

  • Lake Hancock Restoration Funding Update
  • The Real Alien Invaders

from January 2003 newsletter

  • Wetlands on Slime Ponds - A Conservationist's Nightmare
  • Invasive Species Will Take Over Unless We Act Now
  • Comprehensive Plan Challenge Update
  • To Make the World a Better Place....

from November 2002 newsletter

  • Thomas Landing A Nightmare and a Joke
  • Outing Past

from October 2002 newsletter

  • The Pelican - Fall Issue
  • Sierra Club Files Appeal Over Power Plant Siting Change

from September 2002 newsletter

  • Why Sierra Club and NRDC are in Court Over Mining in the Everglades
  • Florida Scrub-Jay Festival
  • Sierra and Other Groups File Suit Against Anti-Citizen Participation Law
  • Fast Track and Adam Putnam

from August 2002 newsletter

  • Prescribed Burning in Central Florida Today

from July 2002 newsletter

  • Stop Fast Track: Make Trade Clean, Green and Fair
  • Log Onto Polk's Environmental Lands Webpage
  • PEER Center Saved

from June 2002 newsletter

  • Kissimmee River Restoration Update
  • Mining Ruins Farmland - No Duh!
  • Create a Brush Pile in Your Yard

from May 2002 newsletter

  • Green Swamp 2002 - A History and Update
  • An Update on Bills Acted on by E-mail Tree
  • The Green Horizon Land Trust

from April 2002 newsletter

  • Sierra Club Asks DCA to Review Power Plant Comp Plan Amendment
  • Living Machines for Waste Treatment

from March 2002 newsletter

  • Sierra Opposes Bureau of Mine Reclamation IHN Management Plan
  • Help Eradicate Florida's Most Invasive Species
  • Campaign Finance Reform
  • National Club Election Coming this Spring

from February 2002 newsletter

  • Water Policy Committee Makes Good Recommendations
  • The Florida House Learning Center - Sustainable Living for a Future that Works
  • Report Littering & Illegal Dumping in Polk County
  • Polk County Environmental Lands News
  • Senate Energy Bill

from January 2002 newsletter

  • Polk Scores Big on 2002 Florida Forever List
  • New Record for Cutthroat Grass!
  • Will the Real Sierra Club Stand Up
  • Train to be a Scrub Jay Watch Volunteer
  • Reduce the Use of Pesticides to Create a Healthier Environment
   

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