Herald-Tribune: Protest Planned Before Hearing

Sarasota Herald-Tribune, August 17, 2017

Supporters of Save Our Celery Fields will gather from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the corner of Palmer Boulevard and Apex Road, the site of the proposed facility for recycling construction and demolition debris.

Groups plans Saturday protest of recycling plant near Celery Fields
by Zach Murdock, Staff Writer

This story announces the rally planned for Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 10am was published online on Wednesday, August 16th and appeared on the front page of the August 17, 2017 print edition of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

WSLR 96.5FM: Tom Matrullo & David Johnson on the Peace & Justice Report

Tom Matrullo & David Johnson on the Peace & Justice Report

This morning, hosts Bob Connors and Tom Walker invited Tom Matrullo from Citizens for Sarasota County and David Johnson from CeleryFields.org to join them on the Peace and Justice Report for a segment on the Celery Fields and the upcoming hearing before the Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners.

To listen, visit the Peace & Justice Report page on the WSLR website and look for the August 16, 2017 episode. The segment on the Celery Fields begins at approximately 36:10 into the episode.

Click here to listen to the episode

Tom Matrullo shared a significant chunk of useful information. Check out his work on the Citizens for Sarasota County site for more: http://sarasotavision2050.blogspot.com/

WMNF: Sarasota environmentalists oppose waste facility near Celery Fields

This Monday, WMNF’s Seán Kinane interviewed Adrien Lucas and Luigi Verace on Midpoint about their efforts to stop the approval of a construction and demolition debris processing facility near’s Sarasota’s beloved Celery Fields.

The wide-ranging interview covers a lot ground and provides a useful overview of the issues surrounding the petition, including the upcoming meeting before the Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners on August 23rd.

WMNF has posted an archive of the interview on their website that’s worth listening to and sharing!

Herald-Tribune: Planning Commission sides with protesters against recycling facility

In a coup that surprised even leaders of the opposition against the project, the Sarasota County Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend the denial of the planned construction and demolition debris recycling center at the corner of Palmer Boulevard and Apex Road near the popular wildlife and recreation area.

Planning Commission sides with protesters against recycling facility
by Zach Murdock, Staff Writer

Published online Thursday, June 1, 2017 during the Planning Commission hearing that day in which Commissioners voted unanimously to recommend denial of Petition 17-01 TST Ventures, LLC, and in print the following day.

SNN: “Save Our Celery Fields” Information Rally (5/25/2017)

The Suncoast News Network’s newscast for Thursday, May 25th covered the “Issues & Briefing Rally” put together by the Palmer East Group and Citizens for Sarasota County to educate Sarasota residents and other concerned citizens about the June 1st Public Hearing before the Sarasota County Planning Commission regarding an applicant’s plan to build a construction & demolition debris processing facility at the Celery Fields.

Reporter Samantha Sonner, who also published a story on SNN’s website, spoke with The Enclaves HOA President, Carlos Correa, as well as Rob Wright from Sarasota Audubon Society, and David Johnson from CeleryFields.org.

Herald-Tribune: Celery Fields friends get way (3/22/2017)

Herald Tribune: Celery Fields friends get way

The company, JMDH Real Estate of Florida LLC, had been under contract to buy 6.9 county-owned acres at Apex Road and Palmer Boulevard just east of Interstate 75 and near the 300-acre recreation and wildlife site. But the plan was met with intense opposition from several hundred nearby residents and activists over the past six weeks.

Restaurant Depot project slated near Celery Fields withdrawn
by Zach Murdock, Staff Writer

Published online March 21, 2017, the story ran next to the lead story on the front page of the March 22, 2017 issue of the print edition under the headline, “Celery Fields friends get way.”