Friends of the Rivers Coalition E-Newsletter
February 2017

The Rivers Coalition meeting is Wednesday, February 22nd at 6:00 pm at Stuart City Hall. The meeting is open to the public and there is plenty of free parking available. Coffee will be provided.
The presentation topic for the February meeting is:
“Understanding the Glades Communities”
Get the facts! Stay informed! Be involved! 
Missed a past meeting? Go to our Youtube channel!
Agenda for Wednesday, February 22, 2017
 6:00 to 7:30 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: Mark Perry
  • Current Action Items:  Status of SB 10 and HB 761
  • Special Presentation by:   Chris Costello, Sierra Club w/ Mark Perry and Jim Moir
                              “Understanding the Glades Communities”
  • 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
Highlights From January 2017 Meeting
Chairman and Speaker George Jones
   Commodore George Hohenstein of Circle Bay Yacht Club presents Director Todd Weissing
with a donation to Rivers Coalition.
Thank You Circle Bay Yacht Club.

Speaker George Jones guiding us through navigation of the Florida Legislative ''roadmap"

River Kidz participated in and were beneficiaries of the
River Kidz Irie and Dela with their Mom Karessa Kernan

Indian Riverkeeper, Mary Baum and others
River Warriors doing their thing at the BLESSING OF THE FLEET
The Blessings

Speakers Bureau
On January 19th, Kevin Henderson and Todd Weissing spoke to the Circle Bay Yacht Club.
Thank you Circle Bay Yacht Club 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 
at or
Get informed, be active and be part of the solution to help our river!

Rivers Coalition and River Kidz wish to  Thank our Sponsors and the many participants of Blessing of The Fleet

A special message from River Kidz:
Hello! My name is Nicholas Leonard, and I am rewriting the River Kidz song as my Pine School Senior Capstone project. This is a call for all musicians, both instrumentalists and vocalists, to show your support for saving the river! Any member of the River Kidz can join!  The goal is to perform the song three times; once at the Lyric for the Youth Driven Cinema show on April 21, for the Earth Day show on April 22, and one final show sometime in the month of May to celebrate the release of the third edition of the Workbook. In order to be ready for these shows, there will be three rehearsals. These are March 5, March 26, and April 16. All of these are Sundays, and will be from 3:00 to 4:30 at a location soon to be found. I look forward to meeting and working with all of you talented musicians, and I hope you all come out to support your local river!

Nicholas can be reached at:  772-349-4548
Upcoming Events:
"Watch for a River Kidz "Don't Trash It" event this spring, where kidz can decorate 5 gallon buckets to have their very own bucket to collect trash in along our waterways!
Youth Driven Cinema:  April 21, 2017
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! 
2017 Meeting Schedule
The 2017 meetings will be held at
City Hall – Commissions Chamber
121 SW Flagler Ave Stuart, FL 34994  
 Thursday, March 23 11 am                        Thursday, April 27 11am
     Wednesday, May 31 6pm
            Thursday, June 22  11 am                          Thursday, July 27 11am
            Wednesday, August 23 6pm               
 Thursday, September 28  11am          Thursday, October  26  11am
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Thank you for all your support.
Editor: Jill Pinkham
PO Box 2627 
Stuart, Fl 34995 
Rivers Coalition  •  PO Box 2627  •  Stuart, FL 34995
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