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FORCE - FRIENDS OF THE RIVERS COALITION eNEWSLETTER

PO Box 2627 Stuart, Fl 34995

772-225-6849 www.RiversCoalition.org

August 2012

 NO RIVERS COALITION MEETING THIS MONTH. LOOK FORWARD TO A SPECIAL FORMAT MEETING IN

SEPTEMBER AS WE HOST REPRESENTATIVES

FROM THE SUGAR INDUSTRY!

There will be no Rivers Coalition meeting this Thursday, August 30, 2012. We look forward to representatives from the sugar industry for our September 27, 2012 meeting. Stay tuned for the special format and an opportunity have one of your questions presented. In the meantime, we continue to evaluate our organizational structure as we endeavor to increase membership attendance and involvement. Our new committee coordinator, Liz Elliott, has been meeting with committee chairs and various leaders of the Rivers Coalition. She will be formulating a plan and I’m sure our delegates will be hearing from her soon. We continue to swim against a hostile political current as we fight for a flowway through the Everglades Agricultural Area; the only real long term solution for our St. Lucie River…

 

The Rivers Coalition is now on FaceBook!

Go to http://www.facebook.com/RiversCoalition and like us! 

 

Upcoming Meetings

Thursday Sept 27 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Wednesday October 24 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Night Meeting

Speakers Bureau!

 

There is a solution. For ways you can help please visit http://www.RiversCoalition.org also for more information on the Rivers Coalition Speakers Bureau contact Todd Weissing at (772) 223-6743 or ctodd_weissing@ml.com.

 

Click here to email us.

The River Kidz will be holding their "2nd Annual Lemonade Stand and Cleanup" at the Sewall's Point Playground and Park, on September 15th from 10:00 am -12:00 PM. The Kidz will be selling .25 cent lemonade, painting recycled FDOT signs, drawing river themed pictures for Facebook, and picking up trash as part of the "Keep Martin Beautiful" Coastal Cleanup.

 

Please come and buy a glass of lemonade and support our rivers and the Kidz! Last year the Kidz made over $1,000 in lemonade sales to support their 2012 year which included money for their T-shirts and many environmental events and educational programs. Parking available at Harbor Bay Plaza. Drive thorough lemonade stand, at the park, off of S. Sewall's Point Road.

 


These are the photos of the nursery reef balls we made out of cement in June - they are now hosting a ton of river life in them! Great job everyone!  

River Mom, Nic Mader

 

We did some monitoring and measuring the other day and the area is doing AWESOME!!!!! Benjamin D'Avanzo     -Enviro-Force-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

River Kidz Reef Ball Deployment on You Tube! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6pd86iw60A

 

Be sure to check out the River Kidz website, we have added some new items.

http://www.riverscoalition.org/riverkidz.php

 

Also, make sure you check out the newest addition: 10 Things Every River Kid Should Know! http://www.riverscoalition.org/10things-riverkidz.php

 

Check out the River Kidz on MCTV!

River Kidz on MCTV singing the River Kidz Anthem!

River Kidz Poems on MCTV!

 

Sign the River Kidz petition on change.org! The petition is asking for all government agencies to limit agricultural fertilizer running into the rivers.

This is an ongoing petition. Please show your support and sign!

Click Here to Sign the Petition!

 

 

Please friend us on Facebook or go to www.riverscoalition.org to learn about all the cool things we are doing!

Rivers Coalition is a Eco-Voice Sponsor!

How to Become a Member?

 

Membership is free! If you are interested in helping save the environment of SW Florida, you may join Eco-voice by going to www.eco-voice.org and selecting subscribe.

 

Click Here to Join Eco-Voice on FaceBook.

Ted's Articles of Interest

More on Mecca Farms, FYI

 

Good column by Randy Schultz

 

Mecca Farms

 

Grunwald 2002 article

 

Election years good for the Glades

 

Ann Paton announcement linked below from Arthur Marshall Foundation

 

Rock mining mitigation

 

Backpumping

 

A way to protect Florida's treasures

 

Everglades permits to SFWMD Linked article

 

Good news

 

waste injection wells

 

Good editorial in the Stuart News

 

Miami sewer system

 

Linked article from New-Press found in Eco-Voice tonight

Don't forget to get your name on the Donor Honor Roll!

Click here to see if your name is on the list.

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Thank you for all your support.

 

Editor: Jessica Briske


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