"Say No to Sleepy Creek" Demonstration and Press Event

  • 10 Jan 2017
  • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • St. Johns River Water Management District Headquarters, 4049 Reid Street, Palatka, FL 32177


Join the Florida Springs Council, St. Johns Riverkeeper, Silver Springs Alliance, and Florida Defenders of the Environment in a demonstration against Sleepy Creek Lands (formerly "Adena Springs") request to withdraw 2.68 million gallons of water per day (mgd) from the floridan aquifer, which feeds nearby Silver Springs. Following the demonstration, all participants are encouraged to attend the St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board meeting and provide public comment regarding this consumptive use permit request.

Event Timeline:

9:30 am - Demonstration begins

10 am - Press event with opportunities to be interviewed

11 am - Governing Board meeting begins

More info about this event can be found here.

EVENT UPDATE: St. Johns Riverkeeper, Florida Defenders of the Environment, Silver Springs Alliance, and Ocala resident Alice Gardiner jointly filed a petition on January 9, 2017, for a formal administrative hearing to contest the issuance of the Sleepy Creek Ranch Consumptive Use Permit (CUP) for an 84% increase in its water allocation.

A rally to demonstrate opposition to proposed permit will still take place at the St. Johns River Water Management headquarters in Palatka on Tuesday, January 10. While the SJRWMD Governing Board will not take a vote on this harmful permit on Tuesday due to the petition, citizens are encouraged to attend to voice support for our springs and rivers at the rally and during the public comment period at the meeting.

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