The Rivers Coalition would like to thank all of our member organizations and volunteers for their support and tireless efforts throughout the year! We have made significant progress in our efforts to end the discharges from Lake Okeechobee permanently. As an organization we are extremely pleased with the passage of Amendment 1 and what it could mean for us.
We hosted excellent programs this year and participated in numerous public speaking engagements to various organizations. We want to thank our guest speakers for their time and excellent programs:
Dr. Gary Goforth - Nathaniel Reed - Lt. Col. Thomas Greco, ACOE - Congressman Patrick Murphy Senator Joe Negron - Mark Perry - Karl Wickstrom - Joe Browder - Dr. Tabitha Cale - Dr. Paul Gray
The Rivers Coalition was the beneficiary organization at several high profile events this year and we want to thank our amazing volunteers who helped make those a success:
Colleen Dennard - Joanne & Joe Swann - Gayle Ryan - Rachel Ram - Stephanie Cameron - Toby & Maggie Overdorf - Laurie Overton - Michelle McSweeney - Kathryn Thomas - Val Wright
John O'Brien - Jane Conner - Clint Starling - Betsy & Jeff Carr - David Carlson - Tiffany Finley
Nancy Scott - Nancy Giannetti - Paul Bender - Anna & George Bergalis - Mary Dawson
Jill Pinkham - Julie Williams - Cathy Gibson - Constance Gilmore - Norm Scheffner
Robert Ryba - Nancy Weiss
The amount of public support continues to buoy us. Our community knows the significance of the problem and clearly knows the right path to stop the discharges from Lake Okeechobee permanently. That path is south. Keep informed, stay engaged and know that the Rivers Coalition will continue to lead the charge.
Happy Holidays and we'll see you at our next meeting in January 2015!