SIERRA CLUB to Host Public Discussion This Saturday on Ag Reserve SWAP Proposal
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Floridant -- (Palm Beach County, FL – March 13, 2023) The Loxahatchee Group of the Sierra Club Florida Chapter is hosting a 2-part general meeting this  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.

+ Drew Martin, Conservation Chair of the Sierra Club Loxahatchee Group who was elected countywide as a Supervisor of the Palm Beach County Soil and Water Conservation District (2008-2016) and has served on the Palm Beach County Solid Waste Advisory Board, Lake Worth Tree Board, and the Lake Worth Climate Change Task Force. In addition, he has served on the Palm Beach County Land Advisory Board and was Co-Chair of the Everglades Coalition, consisting of 60 environmental groups nationwide dedicated to restoring and preserving the Everglades.

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Presentation of Florida Chapter Sierra Club Awards 2022

Also at this Saturday's general meeting, Sierra Club Florida Chapter Awards will be presented to four Loxahatchee Group recipients: Meryl Davids (Otter Award), Rose Loeff (Manatee Award), Sandi Schwartz (Indigo Award), and Linda Smithe (Pine Tree Award).

Advance Registration Online is Requested:,-80.21238

About the Sierra Club Florida Chapter Loxahatchee Group:

One of 17 local Sierra Club groups in Florida, it serves members in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, and Okeechobee counties in Southeast Florida. Our group offers members and prospective members opportunities to explore, enjoy, and protect the environment by volunteering, going on outings and becoming environmental activists.

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Sierra Club mission statement is "to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment, and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives."

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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