Protest to Save the Briger Forest, December 5th and 12th

10801517_10152816896280928_3136914036456463746_nThe last remaining unprotected forest east of I-95 is being illegally cut right now. Activists and concerned citizens from all around will be gathering at 4:30 on Friday, Dec. 5th and 12th, at Donald Ross and Central Ave in Palm Beach Gardens to protest its destruction and help save it from the corporate interests who fail to see its value and beauty.

This 681 acres is currently home to several threatened and endangered species, including the gopher tortoise and snowy egret. It is slated to become home to more strips malls, more residential units and a biotech city complete with animal testing labs.

IF THE BRIGER IS DESTROYED HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN LOOK FORWARD TO IN YOUR BACKYARD:

  • Increased CO2 levels
  • A four-million-square-foot “Biotech City
  • Animal testing labs
  • Biohazardous waste
  • Destruction of threatened and endangered native animal habitat
  • More wasted tax dollars (on top of the $580 million already spent)
  • 500,000 sq. ft. of strip malls, urban sprawl, and 2,700 unnecessary residential units
  • More corruption – 3 of the 7 County Commissioners who voted in favor of Scripps Biotech have gone to federal prison for development-related charges!

DIRECTIONS/PARKING:

From I-95, go east.

Make a left (north) onto Central Blvd.

At the roundabout follow the signs to Main Street. Public parking is plentiful a little ways down.

If you have your car parked by 4:00-4:15, and we will be offering offer shuttles from your car to the protest.

(We do not recommend parking at the Walgreens or on private property. If you need more details, a ride, or aren’t seeing the shuttle please call Tuesday at 561-503-5743.)

TEXT “BRIGER” TO 84576 to find out more.

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