This Fight is Just Beginning!

The last remaining unprotected forest east of I-95 in the southeast is being illegally cut–right now!!!

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 JOIN US IN PROTEST THIS FRIDAY!!!

Activists and concerned citizens from all around will be gathering from 4:30-6:30 on Friday, Feb. 27th, at Donald Ross and Central Ave in Palm Beach Gardens to protest the destruction of the Briger Forest and help save it from the corporate interests who fail to see its value and beauty. This remaining acres is currently home to several threatened and endangered species, including the gopher tortoise and snowy egret. It is slated to become home to more strips malls, more residential units and a biotech city complete with animal testing labs.

DIRECTIONS/PARKING:

– From I-95, go east.
– Make a left (north) onto Central Blvd.
– At the roundabout follow the signs to Main Street. Public parking is plentiful a little ways down.

(We do not recommend parking at the Walgreens or on private property.)

**If you have children or have access needs please let us know and we can arrange a shuttle for you or have childcare available onsite to watch your kids while you park!**

 COME TO OUR MONTHLY MEETING MARCH 11TH, 2015 6PM AT THE GARDENS BRANCH LIBRARY TO GET UPDATED ON THE CAMPAIGN, HEAR ABOUT THE LAWSUIT, AND SHARE YOUR IDEAS ON HOW TO SAVE THIS FOREST AND STOP SCRIPPS BIOTECH!

 

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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.

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We are beyond the point of compromising even one inch of nature to corporate greed — that’s why it’s time to say:

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 pbcecoalition@gmail.com if you would like to get involved!

 

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