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St. Augustine Record front page Save Guana Now


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August 14, 2016, Save Guana Now received its first coverage in the press - the front page story of the Sunday St. Augustine Record as well as a Jacksonville Times-Union story on the front page of the Metro section. The story was even picked up by a national wire service - the Associated Press. coverage of Save Guana Now

Associated Press covered the story which was picked up by news outlets around the country, from the Chicago Tribune to the Albany Times Union to the Albuquerque Express to ABC News in southern Florida. 

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August 18, 2016, Save Guana Now landed on the front page of the Ponte Vedra Recorder - a weekly newspaper. 

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Sept. 12, 2016, The Times Union reported on the Ponte Vedra Corporation filing a lawsuit against St. Johns County. 

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September 22, 2016, the Ponte Vedra Recorder covers the Gate lawsuit against the county. 

October 25, 2016, Save Guana Now holds its first fundraiser - bringing 65 people on just 5 days notice, after Hurricane Matthew caused the event to be rescheduled.

Northeast Florida Sierra Club calls for preservation of the Outpost property in its newsletter, and in an Action Alert on its website.

October 22, 2016, The Times-Union features Craig O'Neal's photo story of Save Guana Now's first fundraiser.

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October 26, 2016, the lead Letter to the Editor in the

Times Union urges preservation of the Outpost.           >>>>>>>>>>

November 5, 2016, The Times-Union features Craig O'Neal's advocacy for preservation of Outpost with photographs of wildlife in adjacent GTM.  

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December 15, 2016, the Ponte Vedra Recorder runs a photo story on Save Guana Now's 2-mile hike in Guana that drew 45 people.

December 29, 2016, Ponte Vedra Recorder features Save Guana Now twice in its annual Year in Review

(p. 39 and 40).:

January 5, 2017, Save Guana Now  in The Ponte Vedra Leader.

February, 2017, Jacksonville Magazine's cover story described a "full-on-turf-war" over the Outpost.

The reporter extensively interviewed Gate but did not contact Save Guana Now. The story was heavily biased toward the developer and referred to the Outpost  as "a few acres of marshland."  Nine pages prior to the article, a $3,425 ad for Gate appeared. Subsequent emails and phone calls to publisher Joseph White yielded three email responses:  " I've got an idea. No promises, but let's see if we can visit the topic again."  Ten days later he wrote: "You're going to have to hang in there. There is potential. But it might take a little time."  Two years later he responded:   "Nothing to report just yet."

After that, he ignored our emails.

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March 23, 2017, Save Guana Now's upcoming gala receives coverage in the Ponte Vedra Recorder.

April 3, 2017, The St. Augustine Record reports on  upcoming hearing, detailing highlights of PVC's complaint and the county's 8 pages of comments. (Enlarge to read:)

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April 3, 2017, Judge Traynor rules that Ponte Vedra Corp.'s rezoning request must go to a public hearing; PVC is unsuccessful in circumventing public input.  Times Union's April 4th coverage: 

St. Augustine Recorder's April 4th coverage of ruling in lawsuit against St. Johns County. (Enlarge.)

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Vista Tranquila rezoning to get hearing.

April 13, the Ponte Vedra Recorder devotes a spread to the Save Guana Gala, and also features it online.

April 15, the Times Union Shorelines covers the Gala and the growth of Save Guana Now.

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April 20, 2017, the Ponte Vedra Recorder reports on Save Guana Now's preparations for PZA hearing; Ponte Vedra Corp.'s attorney blatantly lies about residents' input to county officials.

Letter to Editor response >>>>

April 24, 2017, Melissa Ross of WJCT public radio in Jacksonville interviews us on her call-in show. Gate VP calls in defending development of the Outpost, and actually states "The traffic volume is going to reduce with these 77 homes."

May 19, 2017, Action News Jax visits the Outpost and reports on Save Guana Now.

(CBS 47 and Fox 30).  

July 6,, 2017,  The Beaches Leader reports on Save Guana Now. (The interview was conducted prior to Ponte Vedra Corp.'s June 30th response to the county, so the article does not reflect that development.)

July 9, 2017, The St. Augustine Record gives front page coverage to Ponte Vedra Corp's response and revised plan. 

July 11, 2017, The Times Union reports on response from Save Guana Now to Ponte Vedra Corp.'s revised proposal for development at the Outpost.

July 20, 2017, the Ponte Vedra Recorder reports on the PVC's revised plan and response as well as on the reaction from Save Guana Now.  

August 3, 2017,  Ponte Vedra Recorder reports on one-year anniversary of Save Guana Now.

August 5, 2017,  our banner made another splash in the Times Union Shorelines. More great coverage! (One correction: 14 species are imperiled, not endangered, that live in or around the Outpost.)

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August 7, the Ponte Vedra Recorder covers the county's comments on PVC's application. 

August 13, the St. Augustine Record covers the county's comments on PVC's application.

August 15, the St. August Record runs an Opinion piece on a major win for the environment in Orange County.  Jane West (also attorney for Save Guana Now) was the attorney in this case. In third column, it notes precedent-setting potential for our own county and our fight to stop development at the Outpost.

Please click here and here for all press coverage of Save Guana Now,  after August 15, 2017.

2014: Past press coverage of opposition to development at the Outpost:

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Opposition to developing Outpost in Ponte Vedra
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