The Briger Forest is largely untouched
and there is still a chance to
Save the Briger!
Does Palm Beach Gardens really want more cookie cutter houses, more retail space, and more corruption! Or does Palm Beach Gardens want to preserve the wild lands that are there! Does Palm Beach Gardens want more shade, more tress, and more shade.
Then Join us November 19th at 9 a.m. at Donald Ross and Alton Rd.
The companies building here are corrupt and full of secrets. Don’t let Scripps Biotech, United Technologies, and Kolter turn this endangered species habitat into another cancer cluster!
Palm Beach Gardens Residents call your commission tell them that you don’t want or need this! Preserve the Briger Tract as an educational resource for future generations. There are many acres left! This fight is not over! The whole west side can still be preserved!
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Why We Want This Forest Preserved:
In its current state, the Briger Forest is an uncommonly large and valuable piece of habitat, boasting an ecosystem that is the last of its kind in this area. It is the home to several species under threat of extinction, including the gopher tortoise and hand fern.
However, after much controversy, the Scripps Research Institute is looking to fulfill their dream of a commercial/residential offshoot of their facility on Florida Atlantic University’s FAU campus— by bulldozing one of the largest tracts of intact forest remaining in southeastern Florida.
We are beyond the point of compromising even one inch of nature to corporate greed — that’s why it’s time to say:
- No Biotech City!
- No Animal Testing!
- No Genetic Engineering!
- No More Corruption!
- No More Wasted Tax Dollars!
Currently, a petition has been filed by the Palm Beach County Environmental Coalition charging that the district has failed to assure (1) adequate measures to protect the Eastern Indigo Snake and other species living in the Briger and (2) a hazardous waste management plan sufficient to protect residents of the proposed housing, as well as to prevent pollution of the Intracoastal Waterway.
The Palm Beach County Environmental Coalition, Everglades Earth First! and local residents have been holding protests at various sites related to the project. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to get involved!