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Manatee Sarasota Sierra Club March Membership Meeting

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BEFORE THE MARCH 11 MEETING PLEASE VISIT http://sarasotacountry.net FOR BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THIS IMPORTANT TOPIC.

Becky Ayech, an environmental and community activist will be our special guest speaker at our March 11, 2021 General Membership meeting. Becky will be discussing the proposed Hi Hat Ranch development in Sarasota County. She currently (and for the last 25+ years) is president of the Environmental Confederation of Southwest Florida, an umbrella organization with members from 7 counties. She also serves as the president of the Miakka Community Club. The Miakka Community Club owns, restores and maintains a 105 year old one room schoolhouse. The Community Club works to conserve and protect the rural area.

Serves on:  SWFWMD EAC. She founded this committee with the help of SWFWMD Member Rebecca Eger. She served as Chair ; Fisheating Creek SAAB (Settlement Agreement Advisory Board) Chaired; Myakka River Coordinating Council; Sarasota County Historical Commission; Sarasota Traffic Advisory council. Chair

Served on: SWFWMD Eastern Water Use Caution Area Group; SWFWMD Southern Water Use Caution Area Group; SWFWMD Grants Advisory Committee; Sarasota County Planning Commission; P.A.T.C.H. Sarasota county Planned Approach to community Health

Participated in: Leadership Florida panel discussion on water;Public Interest Environmental Conference presenter;Charlotte Harbor/Peace River panelist at the Environmental Conference in Gainesville; Florida Water Facilities Workshop sponsored by FSU; Rural Issues Workshop – Department of Community Affairs; Rural Lands Workshop hosted by Sarasota Planning Dept.;Water Allocation Workshop sponsored by SWFWMD; Agriculture / Rural Planning Strategies speaker sponsored by Sarasota Chamber of Commerce; Understanding County Government – Environmental Confederation of Southwest Florida Symposium organizer; April 22 Group sponsored by SHT; Sarasota League of Women Voters “Hot Topics” speaker; Environmental Awareness Seminar – “Protecting Our Water; Every Citizen’s Responsibility; Neighborhood Safety & health Association Founding member

Connecting Communities: A Sarasota Urban and Regional Symposium speaker; Urban Land Institute

Attended: Continuing Education CLE International – Florida Water Law

Qualified by the State of Florida to be a legal representative in Administrative Hearings on comprehensive plans and water use permit challenges. Becky lives with husband Fredy in Old Miakka on a sustainable farm.