|Action alert: Help save the UCF Arboretum|
|Written by sonia stephens|
|Wednesday, January 19 2011|
In Fall 2010, the University of Central Florida Administration requested the conservation easement status be lifted from the eight acres of UCF's main campus known as the Arboretum.
As reported in out January/February issue of the Sierran, the Arboretum is an important teaching tool and helps tie UCF's environmental commnuity together. Sierra was involved in previous litigation to force UCF to pay a fine for not restoring this designated conservation land. Now, UCF wants to "swap" out this parcel for an inaccessable piece that's already designated for conservation, and is not accessable to students.
UCF has only held one informational meeting with students, over Thanksgiving week (when most students are visiting family)- they also notified only a small subset of sudents, and only gave them three days' notice. The non-student community was never notified about this proposal.
To learn more about this issue, see our articles in this month's issue of the Sierran. You can also find more out at the Florida School of Holistic Living's site (including a video). Please at least sign this online petition.
You can also email
with the St Johns Water Management District and Governor Rick Scott directly. Email them both. Don't forget to forward your concerns to
Thank you for your efforts- whatever you can do about this individually will help Sierra block this destructive action!
|Last Updated ( Wednesday, January 19 2011 )|
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