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August Rivers Coalition Meeting Cancelled Amid Electioneering and Flurry of Activities 

With election developments in the air and a series of government sessions to handle, the August 28th meeting of the Rivers Coalition is cancelled.

Meantime, rest assured that the Rivers Coalition leaders and supporters are working continually toward stopping the discharges from inland that cause so much environmental damage in wet times.

The Coalition and its non-profit Defense Fund have initiated and fought for a Flowway that would send excess Lake Okeechobee water south, saving the estuaries from bombardments of releases made to maintain the over-drainage of the agricultural area. Instead, the toxic drainage water should inch its way south through treatment marshes and a dynamic storage area.

Don't miss the September 24th meeting from 6pm to 7:30pm, when full updates and discussions will continue.
Fort Pierce Jetty Jam
The Rivers Coalition will be one of the beneficiaries of the Fort Pierce Jetty Jam this year! We will have a booth to reach out and educate the public and also sell our gear. Please come show your support and enjoy the sun, music and fun!
Volunteers are needed for our booth, if interested please contact Olivia at
River Kidz
Martin County River Kidz:
River Kidz will be presenting a new River Kidz Workbook to the school system this fall, the 
workbook was updated by last year's Marine Science 2 class from Jensen Beach High School with new artwork by Julia Kelly. We will be holding an event at Bluewater Editions in collaboration with Justin Riney and his photography.
International Coastal Clean-up Day:  On Saturday, Sept. 20th, River Kidz will be doing a joint clean-up with the Earthsavers Crew from the Environmental Studies Center.  Please watch on River Kidz Facebook and for more information to follow.
Lines in the Lagoon:  On Saturday, October 18th, a kid's catch and release fishing tournament for the tri-county area (Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River). All entries sent in by photos. Event to follow in Downtown Ft. Pierce with lots of fun activities, prizes, raffles and food from Chipotle.  Face painting by River Kidz, ORCA, Everglades Foundation, Carl Hiassen book signing, and more.  Please check on River Kidz Facebook and for more information.
St. Lucie County River Kidz:
We had a River Kidz booth at the August 3rd Rally at Phipps Park, which several kids came out and helped prepare for, set up and run. Also, we participated in the Treasure Coast Waterway Cleanup, our Kidz were able to collect a few hundred pounds of trash. We also are helping preserve Halpatiokee nature trails and stop the complete destruction of this beautiful preserve and park in Port St. Lucie.
2014 Stuart Seafood Festival
We will be participating again in this year's Stuart Seafood Festival as the benefiting charity and a booth to educate the public. Please join us for amazing food, live music and family fun!
Volunteers are needed for our booth, if interested please contact Olivia at
Speakers Bureau
If your organization is interested in having a speaker come to your meeting or event, you can request via email
or by phone 772-225-6849 
Rivers Coalition is an Eco-Voice Sponsor!
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Editors: Jessica Waugaman & Olivia Sala
PO Box 2627
Stuart, Fl 34995
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