Friends of the Rivers Coalition E-Newsletter
October 2016
The Rivers Coalition meeting is Thursday, October 27th at 11:00 am at Stuart City Hall. The meeting is open to the public and there is plenty of free parking available. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided.
The presentation topic for the October meeting is:
"2016 River in Review"

   We will follow the timeline of this year’s Lake O Discharges through the eyes of Blogging and the use of Social Media.  Jacqui Thurlow Lippisch and other Rivers Coalition members will share the importance and the role that “social media” plays in “Taking Charge of our Future”.  Please join in the discussion!  The Rivers Coalition would like your input and ideas about this year’s historical events and how we can stay committed to STOPPING THE DISCHARGES!
Get the facts! Stay informed! Be involved! 
Missed a past meeting? Go to our Youtube channel!
Agenda for Thursday, October 27, 2016

Meeting Thursday, October 27th, 2016

 11:00 am - 12:30 pm at: City of Stuart Commission Chambers:
121 SW Flagler Ave, Stuart, FL 34994
Please Silence Your Cell Phones!
Business Matters
  • Chairman’s Comments, Call to Order: Darrell Brand
  • Current Action Items: Algae Blooms; Government Officials Email and Call Blitz/Other Business
  • Special Presentation:
"2016 River in Review"
Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch

  • River Kidz of Martin County: Nic Mader/Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch
  • Speakers Bureau: Todd Weissing
Government & Agency Progress Reports
  • Martin County: Deborah Drum/Don Donaldson
  • South Florida Water Management 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 / Dr. Paul Gray
Martin County River Kidz
Calling All River Parentz and River Kidz!!!
If you would like to have your child involved in River Kidz, please go to our website,, under the River Kidz tab and sign up today!  You will receive email blasts notifying you of events and happenings. 
And as always, 'like' us on Facebook for all of the updated information.  Thank you!
Thank you Elizabeth, Brand and all the great folks at Ampersand Shirt Shack for your donation to River Kidz!
River Kidz at the Environmental Studies Center Open House


Beach Clean Up 2016
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
On October 11th Marty Baum addressed the Port St. Lucie Rotary Club at their monthly meeting. Thank you Rotary Club Members for your concern for our River and your warm welcome!

If your group would like the Rivers Coalition to speak at an upcoming gathering, please contact Todd Weissing 
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Get informed, be active and be part of the solution to help our river!
September 28th Rivers Coalition Meeting Highlights
Kevin Henderson presented "Muck! What it is, from Whence it Comes, and Where it Goes"



Thank you Lost River Plantation for your generous donation following the May 22nd Fishing Tournament!

River Kidz Co-Chair Jacqui Thurlow Lippisch thanks Michelle Weiller for her part in procuring donation from the Global Gift Fund for the River Kidz.


2016 Meeting Schedule
The 2016 meetings will be held at
City Hall – Commissions Chamber
121 SW Flagler Ave Stuart, FL 34994  
Meetings will not be held in November and December
2017 Meetings dates are forthcoming
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Editors: Katherine Luger & Jill Pinkham
PO Box 2627 
Stuart, Fl 34995 
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