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Friends of the Rivers Coalition E-Newsletter
September 2015
 
SEPTEMBER RIVERS COALITION MEETING
 
 
The presentation at our September meeting will be made by Mark Perry, Executive Director of Florida Oceanographic Society.
 
We hope to see you Wednesday, September 23rd at 6:00 pm, Stuart City Hall.
 
Mark Perry will be talking about the upcoming seasonal changes and how they will affect the water quality.
 
The Rivers Coalition meeting, as always, is open to the public and there is plenty of free parking available. We'll even have coffee for you.
 
 
Get the facts! Stay informed! Be involved! 
 
Missed a past meeting? Go to our Youtube channel!
 
Agenda for Wednesday September 23rd, 2015

Meeting - Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

6:00pm – 7:30pm at: City of Stuart Commission Chambers
121 SW Flagler Ave, Stuart, FL 34994
 
Business Matters
  • Chairman’s Comments - Leon Abood
  • Introduction to New Executive Board - Leon Abood
  • Special Presentation - Mark Perry
  • River Kidz of Martin County - Nic Mader/Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch 
  • Speakers Bureau & Lost River Fishing Tournament - Todd Weissing
Government & Agency Progress Reports
  • Martin County - Deborah Drum/Don Donaldson
  • South Florida Water Mgmt District - Kathy LaMartina
  • FDEP - 
Coalition Reports
  • Local Issues & Estuary Water Quality - Mark Perry 
  • WRAC “Water Resources Advisory Commission” Mark Perry
  • Indian Riverkeeper Update - Marty Baum
  • Federal & State Issues-CERP/IRL & Lake Okeechobee - Kevin Henderson / Paul Gray
2015 Meeting Schedule
The 2015 meetings will be held at
City Hall – Commissions Chamber
121 SW Flagler Ave Stuart, FL 34994  
 
October 29 - Thurs 11:00am – 12:30pm
 
Martin County River Kidz
 
The River Kidz and Ohana Surf Shop partnered on September 19th at Stuart Beach to participate in the Keep Martin Beautiful International Coastal Cleanup!
 
Hundreds of people joined together to pick up trash that had washed up on Stuart Beach and surrounding areas. Keep America and our waterways beautiful! 
 
A special thanks to all the Kidz who came out, the Ohana Surf Shop family and also to Anna Marie Wintercorn and the MCHS Sigma Phi Club!
 
 

  
 
River Kidz Dates to Note for September
 
Saturday, September 26th: the Indian River Lagoon Science Fest in Ft Pierce - the River Kidz will have a booth there with their spin the Indian River Lagoon wheel environmental education game.
 
 
 Additional details will follow by email and River Kidz Facebook page.
 
Click here to view a copy of the Marty the Manatee Workbook!
 
10 Things Every River Kid Should Know!
 
How to Become a RiverKidz Member!
 
Follow RiverKidz on Facebook! 
 
 
Speakers Bureau
 If you are interested in having a representative of the Rivers Coalition speak to your group, please contact Todd Weissing at 772-223-6743 or by email at info@riverscoalition.org 
Get informed, be active and be part of the solution to help our river!
Listening to The Saint Lucie River with Dr. Grant Gilmore
Lines in the Lagoon Junior Fishing Tournament
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Thank you for all your support.
 
Editors: Olivia Sala & Katherine Luger
 
PO Box 2627 
Stuart, Fl 34995 
 
772-225-6849 
www.RiversCoalition.org
 
 
Rivers Coalition  •  PO Box 2627  •  Stuart, FL 34995
http://riverscoalition.org
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