Sarasota environmentalists oppose waste facility near Celery Fields

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Roseate spoonbill feeding at the Celery Fields. By David Karp / Flickr / CC.

On MidPoint we talked about efforts by environmentalists to oppose a waste processing facility on public lands in Sarasota County near land known as the Celery Fields; community activist Adrien Lucas and Luigi Verace with Stand Up Fight Back SRQ are trying to stop the proposed waste processing facility.

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They’re organizing a protest on Saturday, August 19, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, at the corner of Palmer Blvd and Apex Road.

There will be a rally before and including the Sarasota County Commission meeting, Wednesday, August 23 from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., 1660 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota.

The Celery Fields are visible from I-75, at least the 85′-high observation mound that was created from dredging for the retention ponds.

The proposal was unanimously denied in an advisory decision by the Sarasota Planning Commission in June.

Earlier in the show we heard comments left by listeners after our last two shows. The first was about a speech by Frederick Douglass and an inflammatory ad by the NRA. The second was about a music and interview special featuring Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters.

Watch the Facebook live video (but the audio isn’t as good) …

 

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