Wednesday, February 25, 2015

News from Miami Pine Rockland Coalition: Protest at University of Miami on Friday, February 27th, 3:00PM to 6:00PM

Miami Pine Rockland Coalition:
Join us on Friday 27th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Corner of South Dixie & Stanford Drive / University of Miami's Main entrance. Parking on Ponce near the University metrorail station.

Help raise awareness of the University’s shameful act. Given to U of M by the Federal Government who required a 30 yr commitment to use the Pine Rocklands for educational purposes. In 1998 Miami-Dade offered to put the land under EELS conservatorship. In July 2014 RAMclosed on the 88 acres, which had been rezoned as commercial. One month later, the Pine Rocklandswere declared a critically endangered habitat by the Fish and Wildlife service. Why was the property not cared for, did UM really not realize that the land was a rare vanishing habitat in need of protection?

Tuesday, March 3rd, 9:00 am at the
Government Center, Commission Chambers

Just your presence will send a strong message to the Commission. & or, Take 2 minutes at the podium and tell the Commission you oppose any development!!

Miami-Dade commission will continue it's process of declaring the Richmond Pine Rocklands a blighted slum so they can declare the area a Community Redevelopment Agency and tax and fund development.

- RAM Realty’s claim: The environmentalists are misguided; That RAM is in fact the habitat's best stewards. RAM’s “preservation” is the minimum mandated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service - a small portion of the acquired property - the rest will be developed into a Walmart/strip mall…

- If RAM / Miami-Dade has their way, expect increased traffic, congestion, yet more development, low paying jobs and of course the loss of our last significant Pine Rocklands Habitat.


Anonymous said...

Good to know there's a breath of life in the spirit of protest in Miami. It hasn't all been knocked down.

Anonymous said...

This project and the equally awful Miami Wilds project need to be simply abandoned! What is UM and the County thinking??

Anonymous said...

My father is a graduate of UM Law School. Was considering UM for my son. That won't happen if this project is successful and UM, through is complicity, shows such poor community conscience in contributing to the further demise of Miami-Dade County.

Anonymous said...

What is wrong at the U? Have they abandoned all their missions for money and short term gain? Who is working on the 100 year plan for the U?