SIERRA CLUB to Host Public Discussion on Agricultural Reserve & SWAP Proposal - March 18
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Floridant -- (Palm Beach County, FL – March 2, 2023) The Loxahatchee Group of the Sierra Club Florida Chapter is hosting a 2-part general meeting on Saturday morning, March 18, at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Environmental Pavilion, 10216 Lee Road in Boynton Beach (33473). Doors open at 10 am with light refreshments, and the program will start at 11 am.

Public Discussion on Indian Trails Grove/Palm Beach County Agricultural Reserve and the SWAP Proposal by GL Homes

After a viewing of a video of the Agricultural Preserve from the Loxahatchee Group, there will be a discussion on how the SWAP proposal relates to local water issues. Attendees will hear from two distinguished speakers:

+ Chris McVoy, a soil and wetland scientist devoting his career to supporting Everglades restoration and a Lake Worth City Commissioner. He is a Hydrologist with an M.S. in Soil Science from the University of Florida, and a Ph.D. in Soil Physics from Cornell.

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Presentation of Florida Chapter Sierra Club Awards 2022

Loxahatchee Group recipients include

Otter Award – Meryl Davids

This award goes to a member for outstanding service to the Sierra Club Outings Program. Meryl Davids stepped up to the plate several years back after the retirement of the previous leader of our longtime Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) youth program which takes under-resourced youth from around Palm Beach County on nature outings. She and her large group of volunteers have many exciting upcoming adventures planned for the youth, including kayaking, hiking, snorkeling, swamp tromping and more. Learn more about ICO at

Indigo Award – Sandi Schwartz

This award is for a writer/journalist who contributed greatly through research and knowledge to uncover specific issues impacting the environment, environmental justice or environmental policy in Florida. Sandi Schwartz is the newsletter editor for the Loxahatchee Group of Sierra Club, and is also an award-winning author, freelance journalist, editor, and researcher with 20+ years of experience communicating science-based information to diverse audiences in the areas of sustainability, green living, home and garden, nature, and wellness.

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Attached Images:

1.   Chris McVoy

2.   Drew Martin

Available for Interview:

Drew Martin


Media Contact:

Gary Schweikhart



Source: PR by Schweikhart

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