Silver Springs, Nature’s Underwater Fairyland
Picture credit: Florida State Memory Archives
The controversial, Scott nominated, head of the Florida DEP, Jon Steverson, is like a “bird on a wire” at the moment.
He has previously failed to be confirmed for this appointment by the Governor and if he is rejected, or fails to be confirmed the next vote, it is over.
So why the controversy you may ask.
Good question, am happy to point out the many reasons he should NOT be confirmed.
This man wants to help the Parks here in Florida become more profitable.
Remember the story here about Payne’s Prairie not long ago?
And Silver Springs, the location for the old Tarzan movies, is still trying to survive the Canadian Cattle Billionaire who is presently draining their breathtaking beauty dry everyday, to provide drinking water for his cows.
The Parks making a profit idea, is not of, or in itself, a bad one, it’s the way that Jon Steverson seeks to do so, that is most certainly objectionable to the millions here, who love this state and treasure our beautiful Parks.
There are 174 stunning, natural and gorgeous Parks here in Florida and all of them could be at risk, if this man and those who back and support him, are allowed to continue their planned path.
Our Parks are all being evaluated right now, for potential future hunting, logging, cattle grazing and other ways to make money, and ALL of them are on the table.
If Steverson stays, I guarantee you that he and Scott and Company, will implement all of these disastrous plans and our Florida Parks will not only suffer the consequences, but there may likely be Human tragedies as well.
Please do not forget that this group recently passed the gun silencer law.
Hunting in State Parks filled with families, is a disaster waiting to happen.
This group also allowed Bears to be slaughtered and Attorney General Pam Bondi is now under attack for filing a lawsuit to allow air/water polluters to continue unabated here.
Who can forget her picture on the News releasing a rehabilitated Bald Eagle yesterday.
She in my opinion, is the LAST person who should have been holding that Bald Eagle!
It should have been ANYONE from Audubon, the group who did the rehabilitating.
This Governor and those who follow and work with him, have one agenda: money and how to make it here.
They will all share in the profits and the state and all that is beautiful in it, will be the losers.
Remember Scott came here from Illinois, he is NOT a Floridian, he has little or no concern for all that makes this place Paradise, only what makes money.
And it seems his choice for the head of the EPA is in perfect step with him on this.
Scott’s arms are long, so I am sure that all of the right people have been advised that he wants Steverson to stay put to carry out the plans.
Quick note to the Governor:
How many visitors do you think come to Florida to see cattle eating, or Hunters killing Wildlife?
Just asking, because last time I checked, tourism was our number ONE economic driver!
In conclusion, regardless of objections, guess we all know whether Steverson will stay or go!
Places to learn more:
Ney C. Landrum, Fran P. Mainella and Mike Bullock: Florida state parks at risk
DEP Would Further Exploit Our Resources
DEP timber-harvest contract took odd twists before it fell apart
Amid protests, Florida environmental protection chief Jon Steverson gets Senate backing
DEP Secretary Jon Steverson should be easily confirmed by Senate Enviro Committee
Senate Committee Moves Steverson Closer to Confirmation
New DEP Secretary Gets Mixed Reaction From Environmentalists
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Thank you so much for sharing this with your gazillions of fans~
SAY WHAT? 🙂
Gazillion and one 😀
Happy to see you here!
Most everything is driven towards money, but money that ends up in a few pockets, not all of its citizens.
This man is working his way to the White House, he needs lots of money!
Probably a stop as Senator, and then on…
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Did not know of the depths of this depravity.
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
Same for Scott and Company.
Donna, I say this all the time – No matter What the question – the answer is Always – MONEY!!
Good to see you back writing!!
I think we are all well for NOW!
Miss being here.
Breanna, you have touched my heart. I love our parks – they are so much the life of our beautiful state. Thanks for speaking up and advising us of this terrible possibility. I am sending this to my Twitter followers. 🙂
Please do share this everywhere!
If Scott et. al, are not stopped, this will soon be a reality all over the state.
Much gratitude for your concern.
Love and Happy Holidays,
to you and yours, Donna
P.S…Breanna is our beloved Airedale~
You’re so welcome! Sorry about the mix-up on name. 😦 And best of holidays next week to you and yours. 🙂
Was afraid to say anything, but hoped you would not be offended~ Thanks for being here and most of all for caring for our Wild things~
I do not offend easily; in fact, I am glad you corrected me, Donna. IMO, a person’s name is VERY important, and I hate to get a name wrong.
Thank you so much!
Good luck with blocking this appointment. Keep up the good fights.
For those of us who love the wonder that is Florida, there is no other choice. If we quit it will become a concrete slab.
That’s so sad. Thanks for letting us know. I’ve thought about moving back to Florida–having lived there decades ago, but I do remember it had it’s problems with people wanting to rape the land. Living in the Pacific Northwest we are very much into nature and protecting our parks. Florida is such a beautiful place, thank you for fighting to keep it that way 🙂
I am fairly new to Florida, since 2004, after living in Southern California for more than 30 years.
But seeing all of this natural beauty, wildness and splendor, I quickly became quite protective of it.
Watching a Governor who is also not from here, doing his best to tear it down, really hurts me.
I can only imagine how the Native Floridians must feel.
Greed is always in the way of nature. Hopefully, in this case, nature wins.
Not sure how it will go yet.
Well I pray for the best for nature.