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It’s All About the Water March

Sep 30, 2014 10:33AM

The Stone Crab Alliance, Clean Water Initiative, Love the Everglades movement and Food and Water Watch are organizing an It’s All About the Water march to Governor Rick Scott’s beachfront mansion starting at 4 p.m., October 18, beginning at the Naples Pier. The intent is to shut down new Everglades oil drilling and fracking and urge Scott to address climate change and promote the use of solar energy in the sunshine state.

Along with banners, signs and flags, participants are invited to bring their own “troubled waters” samples in containers and mark them with location and date to vividly show the variety of water problems we face from drilling, fracking, the BP oil spill, Lake Okeechobee water releases and other factors. In the governor’s beachfront backyard, an oil derrick will be set up and troubled waters delivered, with presentations by speakers, plus live music, a water blessing from the Miccosukee Otter Clan and a closing candlelight vigil with wish lanterns.

Last year, the march was organized to oppose the expansion of new Everglades oil drilling only 1,000 feet from homes. This year’s march is focused on saving Florida’s waters and the Everglades from new drilling, fracking and other problems.

Starting point: west end of 12 Ave. S. For more information, see Stonecrab Alliance on Facebook or email [email protected].

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