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Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club Group Monthly Meeting – Guest speaker, Michael McGrath

Mochael McGrath will be the special gueat speaker. Michael’s presentation will focus on the statewide development threat of M-CORES and the grassroots efforts of the No Roads to Ruin Coalition to oppose these terrible toll roads and stop them in their tracks. During the presentation he will provide an overview of what M-CORES is, the potential environmental and land use impacts, and the economic and fiscal costs to Florida residents and taxpayers. We will also discuss opportunities to organize against these ‘roads to ruin’ with related activities, actions, and resources that concerned citizens can engage the No Roads to Ruin Coalition on.

Michael McGrath represents the Florida Chapter of the Sierra Club as an organizer for the Chapter’s Red Tide and Wildlands campaigns that address nutrient pollution, improve water quality and protect critical habitats across the South Florida region. He brings a background in movement and political organizing having worked for a regional land trust on conservation projects and on a variety of campaigns and community efforts that address issues such as immigration, criminal justice, food justice and regenerative agriculture. Outside of work you can catch Michael in the kitchen whipping up something delicious or in the outdoors being amazed by the natural wonders of our world.You can get in touch with Michael at michael.mcgrath@sierraclub.org.

 

This group meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7pm at the Sarasota Garden Club.  Please check back for updated info on guest speakers, as the event description is updated closer to event time.