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FORCE - FRIENDS OF THE RIVERS COALITION eNEWSLETTER April 2011 2010 PO Box 2627 Stuart, Fl 34995 772-225-6849
April 22, 2011

Most folks may not go in or out of our St. Lucie Inlet regularly, and yet boat traffic through the inlet is extremely important to everyone in terms of overall economic benefits and quality of life.
The inlet is the gateway from the Atlantic Ocean into, and out of, the storied St. Lucie estuary. The spinoffs for the general public's benefit are all but uncountable.
It's considered crucial that the inlet be dredged to a safe depth, as it must be periodically, but in these low-tide budget times there is controversy over who will pay the next digging bill.
Martin County personnel will explain the inlet background and options at the Rivers Coalition meeting at 11 a.m. April 28 at Stuart City Hall. The public is welcome at no charge and there's plenty of free parking.
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What's Happening at the April Meeting?
Thursday April 28, 2011
11am to 12:30pm at:
City of Stuart Commission Chambers
121 SW Flagler Ave, Stuart, Fl 34994
Business Matters
• Chairman’s Comments -  Leon Abood
• Committee/Task Force Review -  Leon Abood
• Martin County: St. Lucie Inlet Dredging - Kathy Fitzpatrick/Paul Millar
• Legal Update - Karl Wickstrom
• WRAC “Water Resources Advisory Commission” - Mark Perry/George Jones
• Speakers Bureau - Todd Weissing
• ROGER “River of Grass Estuary/Everglades Restoration” - Ted Guy
Coalition Committee Reports
• Water Quality - Mark Perry
• Local Issues -  Ian Pollack
• 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/John Marshall
Progress Reports
• South Florida Water Mgmt - Jayne Bergstrom
• DEP - Jerilyn Krug
Speakers Bureau Update!
On Thursday, April 21st Ted Guy spoke at the Southeast Nordic Tug Owner Association (SENTOA) annual meeting at the Hutchinson Island Marriott. Ted, an owner of a trawler who has cruised throughout Florida, the entire east coast and the “mini loop”, related well with the group. Most of the group was from other places in the southeastern US. Ted was impressed with their intelligent questions and their knowledge of the issues. Our message is certainly getting around!!!
T-Shirts Are Still Available Get Yours Now! HELP SAVE OUR RIVER!
"Save My River" T-shirts featuring an attractive painting of the St. Lucie River wildlife available for purchase.

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Editor: Jessica Briske
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