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FORCE - FRIENDS OF THE RIVERS COALITION eNEWSLETTER May 2010 PO Box 2627 Stuart, Fl 34995 772-225-6849
May 25, 2010

We'll be looking for you Thursday, May 27, for a special Rivers Coalition presentation about the St. Lucie Estuary's unwanted and damaging salt-free diet imposed on us by horrendous discharges from inland.
"The Salinity Imperative" will focus on the essential requirement for minimum salinity in the St. Lucie. After all, that's what an estuary is all about--the mixing of salt and fresh water that provides a very special ecosystem.
Scientist Bob Voisinet, who heads up a team of researchers tracking water conditions in the St. Lucie, will explain the functions and needs of salinity. Lately, there have been discharges of hundreds of millions of gallons of polluted fresh water that overwhelms the necessary salt content from the ocean.
Salinity content in the river hovers near zero on many days. That's deadly for oysters and seagrasses, and chases away marine life and birds.
The Rivers Coalition meeting will be at 11 a.m. May 27 at Stuart City Hall, where there will be coffee, donuts and free parking for you.
You can almost hear the oysters pleading for you to take part and demand an end to the ruinous onslaughts of dirty fresh water.
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The Rivers Coalition Speakers Bureau is on the road, appearing before groups and clubs to spread the vital message that we must restore and protect the St. Lucie and Indian River Lagoon. Our values and way of life are at stake.
We can change the game and stop the inundations, but only if we express anger and militancy. Show the door to politicians and bureaucrats who feed us more of the same lame promises that get them re-elected and the estuary kept in slimy ruins.
Todd Weissing and crew are ready to come to your meeting. Just contact us at 772-225-6849 or
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What's Happening?
Thursday May 27, 2010 
11am to 12:30pm at: 
City of Stuart Commission Chambers 
121 SW Flagler Ave, Stuart, Fl 34994
Business Matters
Chairman’s Comments - Leon Abood
• Special Presentation - Scientist, Bob Voisinet
"The Salinity Imperative"
• Legal Update - Karl Wickstrom
• Fundraising - Karl Wickstrom
• WRAC “Water Resources Advisory Commission” - Ted Guy/Mark Perry/George Jones
• Speakers Bureau - Todd Weissing 
Coalition Committee Reports
• Water Quality - Mark Perry
• Local issues - Ed Fielding
• State / Federal Issues - Kevin Henderson / Paul Gray/Ian Pollack
• IRL / CERP - Kevin Henderson / Paul Gray
• Martin County Updates - Paul Millar
• ROG “River of Grass” Update - George Jones
Progress Reports
• South Florida Water Mgmt - Jayne Bergstrom
• DEP - Jerilyn Krug
"Save My River" T-shirts featuring an attractive painting of the St. Lucie River wildlife will be available for purchase at the May 2010 meeting.

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Editor: Jessica Briske
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