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May 2013

You Won't Want to Miss this

Special Presentation on

Thursday May, 30th at 11AM




Your support and attendance is needed now more than ever as the alien waters from the lake infiltrate our beloved St. Lucie. Is this just the beginning? Will they increase the amount of water dumping into the river and when? Is there an alternative? These questions and more will be answered by our own Kevin Henderson and Mark Perry.


Representatives of the South Florida Water Management District will give an update on the status of the C-44 project and what we can do to help.


Rivers Coalition public meetings are held at the city of Stuart commission chambers, 121 SW Flagler Ave. Plenty of parking. Come show your support!


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Agenda for Thursday, May 30th

Rivers Coalition public meetings are held at the city of Stuart commission chambers, 121 SW Flagler Ave.


Your attendance and involvement is more important now than ever!


Business Matters

•    Chairman’s Comments - Leon Abood

•    South Florida Water Management District: C44

    Special Presentation: "The Current State of Our Region’s Hydrology" - Mark Perry/Kevin Henderson

    River Kidz - David Brown/Nicole Mader

•    Rivers Coalition Defense Fund Update - Charles Grande

•    Speakers Bureau - Todd Weissing

Coalition  Reports

•    Local Issues & Estuary Water Quality - Mark Perry

•    WRAC “Water Resources Advisory Commission” - Mark Perry

•    Federal & State Issues-CERP/IRL & Lake Okeechobee - Kevin Henderson/

      Paul Gray

•    ROGER “River of Grass Estuary/Everglades Restoration” - Ted Guy/

     John Marshall

Government & Agency Progress Reports

•    Martin County Updates - Deborah Drum/Don Donaldson

•    South Florida Water Mgmt District - Boyd Gunsalus

•    FDEP


Upcoming Meetings

May 30 11:00am-12:30pm

Jun 27 11:00am-12:30pm

July 25 (night meeting) 6:00pm-7:30pm

Aug 29 11:00am-12:30pm

Sep 26 11:00am-12:30pm

Oct 24 (night meeting) 6:00pm-7:30pm

4RShores Supports the Rivers Coaltion!

Scott and Annemarie Tyner with 4RShores, donated $250.00 to the

Rivers Coalition Defense Fund.

Rivers Coalition Partners with

Ian's Tropical Grill!

Want to support the River and have a nice night out? Go to Ian's Tropical Grill on East Ocean in the Stracuzzi Plaza, near Carson's.


Ian's Tropical Grill will donate $2.00 each for two choice drinks; the Indian River Lagoon and the Okeechobee Releases.


On the right, the Indian River Lagoon and on the left The Okeechobee Release!

Both are delicious!


Left to right: Mike Flaugh, Mark Perry, Charles Grande, Mayor Eula Clarke, Eve Samples, Tyler Treadway, Commissioner John Haddox, Eric Grutka "owner of Ians Tropical Grill", Todd Weissing, Brenda Weissing, Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch, Liz Elliott, Leon Abood, and Ed Lippisch

Eric Grutka "owner of Ian's Tropical Grill" and Chairman, Leon Abood

Second grade, Jensen Beach Elementary River Kidz Art/organized by teacher Mary Ann Conrad.


MARTIN COUNTY used the River Kidz for the cover of a recent newsletter!



Sewalls' Point Commissioner, Paul Lugar awards a $300 check from

Fewlix Williams River Kidz art sign sales to the gifted program at

Felix Williams to continue their Felix River Kidz Program.

Mr Lugar organized the program.   



Please friend us on Facebook or go to to learn about all the cool things your River Kidz are doing!

Lost River Homeowners Association Fishing Tournament and Chilli Cookoff to Support the Rivers Coalition!

Saturday June 22, 2013

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 and selecting subscribe.


Click Here to Join Eco-Voice on FaceBook.


Let's Restore the Florida Everglades! 


Stop Wasteful, Harmful Discharges to Sea. Send Excess Lake Okeechobee Water South instead of destroying our Coastal Estuaries.


We petitioners urgently ask that government agencies stop discharging unnatural flows from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie River and restore the historic River of Grass southward.


Please pass along to everyone and get signatures.


Please join this campaign: Click Here to Sign - Make a difference!


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Thank you for all your support.


Editor: Jessica Briske


PO Box 2627

Stuart, Fl 34995





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