Neighborhood Store Owner Fears High Speed Trains Will Close Her Down

The Pettway Grocery Store has been in the Pettway Family for over 70 Years. Owner “Peaches” Pettway now fears All Aboard Florida’s 32 High Speed Trains a day could drive her right out of business. Help Peaches fight for her business. Go to to learn how.

New Video Series: A Railroad Expert Challenges All Aboard Florida

Using existing roadbeds built for freight for high-speed rail is dangerous, according to railroad expert Harry Bruce. Mr. Bruce ran a successful Chicago railroad for a decade. In this video series, Mr. Bruce shares his expertise and insight into the problems he foresees with All Aboard Florida. All Aboard Florida wants to send 32 high-speed […]

Polluted waters captured from aerial photographs show water quality getting worse.

Story by Jana Eschbach / CBS 12 NEWS STUART, Fla. – New images just released to CBS 12 show the mounting pollution flowing out into our ocean, reaching miles to the south of Stuart. In Stuart, at the St Lucie Inlet, bacteria levels are inching up daily. The water at the inlet has gone from […]

Quiet Dinner Ad kicks off new Media Campaign

For Immediate Release: July 14, 2014 CITIZENS AGAINST THE TRAIN FUND KICKS OFF NEW MEDIA CAMPAIGN Dinner Isn’t So Quiet with Big Choo Choo Speeding Down The Tracks SOUTH FLORIDA — “Citizens AgainstTheTrainFund”(CATT) announces the launch of a TV& SocialMedia campaignto convince Floridians to sign a petition against All Aboard Florida (AAF).The campaign is designed […]

WPBF ABC Affiliate WPB, FL: Opponents to All Aboard Florida Kick off Media Campaign

Reporter: Ari Hait, WPBF. Local news story on Citizens Against The Train Fund plans to kick off a new media campaign. The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness about the damaging effects of AAF and to help increase signatures on a petition against the railroad.

New Video: Rally to Stop Big Choo Choo in His Tracks

A rally to stop Big Choo Choo drew nearly a thousand people to Flagler Park in Stuart on May 4, 2014.

New Ad Campaign: Attention Martin County Residents!

The Guardians of Martin County release a new ad campaign against House Bill 703.  While these commercials are airing in Martin County, this is an issue that is a concern for ALL Floridians!

Former Martin Co. Commissioner Maggy Hurchalla on House Bill 703

State Rep. Jimmy Patronis from Panama City has filed House Bill 703, which prevents local communities from protecting their environment in many aspects. Charles Pattison, President of 1000 Friends of Florida says the bill is an outright attack on the ability of local government (especially Martin county) to adopt and implement environmental controls. *It contradicts home rule […]

Report on the 29th Annual Everglades Coalition Conference

Martin County was well represented at the 29th Annual Everglades Coalition Conference. The Conference was held January 9th-11th, 2014 in Naples, Florida. The theme for this year’s meeting was “Everglades Restoration: Protecting Coastal Communities.” Florida Oceanographic Society Executive Director Mark Perry spoke with “The Guardians” recently and says this past coalition was among the top […]

Woman’s Club of Stuart Celebrates 100 Years of Service

The Woman’s Club of Stuart started 100 years ago with a small group of women and went onto start the city’s first library. Here’s a look at the celebration and some of the biggest accomplishments. The organization shares a common goal with The Guardians of Martin County of maintaining and improving our quality of life. […]