You're needed for an important double-header next week about the future of the St. Lucie River.
First, on Tuesday, June 26, the government's task force brings its workshop show to town, at the Indian Riverside Park here in Stuart. The talk and presentations run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Public input, including that from the Rivers Coalition Defense Fund, will be available at about 3 p.m. according to organizers, whose website is at http://www.sfrestore.org/. Although everyone generally favors significant action to restore and protect the estuary, many say that the planning thus far will do virtually nothing to stop massive discharges from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie in wet years.
It's crucial for river advocates to follow proceedings and speak up at the workshop.
Second, on Thursday June 28, the Rivers Coalition, will meet at 11 a.m. at Stuart City Hall to dig into the status of possible reforms for handling the estuary's waters.
As usual there's plenty of free parking, no admission and even coffee and donuts. We've got the light on for you.
So...plan your time to attend both meetings. The compromised river still cries out for your support and action.
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Thursday, June 28 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesday, July 25 - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Night Meeting
Thursday, August 30 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Thursday, Sept 27 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesday, October 24 - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Night Meeting
What's Happening at the June 28th Meeting?
When: Thursday June 28, 2012
11am – 12:30pm at:
Where: City of Stuart Commission Chambers
121 SW Flagler Ave, Stuart, Fl 34994
• Chairman’s Comments - George Jones
• Rivers Coalition Defense Fund Update - Karl Wickstrom
• Backpumping Issue - Pete Quasius
• Committee Update - Rob Ranieri
• River Kidz - David Brown/Nicole Mader
• Speakers Bureau - Todd Weissing
• Local Issues & Estuary Water Quality - Mark Perry/George Jones
• WRAC “Water Resources Advisory Commission” - Mark Perry/George Jones
• Federal & State Issues-CERP/IRL - Kevin Henderson / Paul Gray
• ROGER “River of Grass Estuary/Everglades Restoration” - Ted Guy/John Marshall
Government & Agency Progress Reports
• South Florida Water Mgmt District - Boyd Gunsalus
• FDEP - Mary Murphy