Mark your calendars for these vital dates. Public appearance, voicing your concerns about the future of DeSoto County, take action that impacts your own future. Make a Difference!
July 24, 2018 (Tuesday) 6:30pm to 10:30pm
July 25, 2018 (Wednesday). 9am to noon and 2pm to 7pm
Side note to Debbie Taylor re your comment about how important phosphate is to get clothes clean. Phosphates were banned from use back in the early 1970s due to extreme environmental damage from water runoff into our water system. And yet, our clothes still get clean.
Letters from Concerned Citizens:
Newspaper article 04-26-2018 discussing recent Mosaic requests for changes to the master mining plan for Wingate Creek Mine
This report by Stephen Jasinski of the U.S. Geological Survey Jan 2018 provides a breakdown of the phosphate mine production and reserves for the US and Globally. The Link is to the USGS Minerals Information Statistics on Phosphate Rock.
At the recent Public Meeting in Arcadia, Nancy and Brooks Armstrong presented an excellent overview of Better Farming Methods to ween ourselves off of the environmentally damaging overuse of applied fertilizer products. Brooks narrates a YouTube video by Gabe Brown. Please listen.
This presentation by Dennis Mader, introduced by Andy Mele, was delivered to a full-house audience on May 31, 2018 in Arcadia, DeSoto County, FL. Dennis discusses the fact that phosphate mining activities have been the subject of citizen protest for decades and continues on today.
Due to the terrific turnout at last nights meeting in Arcadia, we ran out of this list of websites for additional information on Regenerative Agriculture and Phosphate Mining.