Friends of the Rivers Coalition E-Newsletter
April 2017

The Rivers Coalition meeting is, Thursday, April 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 donuts will be provided.
The presentation topic for the April meeting is:
“America’s Everglades: History and Restoration”
Get the facts! Stay informed! Be involved! 
Missed a past meeting? Go to our Youtube channel!
Agenda for Thursday, April 27, 2017
11:00 am to 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: Mark Perry
  • Current Action Items:  Update on SB10-HB761; phone our House legislators.                                                     Please contact House Speaker Richard Corcoran to support SB 10:                                       Richard Corcoran:  813-792-5177                               Vote on RC Resolution regarding the current bill 
  • Special Presentation by: Cara Capp, Everglades Manager, National Parks Conservation Association   
    “America’s Everglades: History and Restoration”
  • River Kidz of Martin County: Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch/Nic Mader
  • Speakers Bureau: Todd Weissing
Government & Agency Progress Reports
  • Martin County: Deborah Drum/Don Donaldson
  • State and Federal Agencies and Issues:  Dr. Paul Gray & Mark Perry                                                                                       
Coalition Reports
  • Rivers Coalition Defense Fund Update: Charles Grande
  • Indian Riverkeeper Update: Marty Baum
  • Local Issues & Estuary Water Quality:  Mark Perry
Speakers Bureau
On March 27th Marty Baum was invited to represent the Rivers Coalition at the Ballantrae Lady’s Anglers luncheon. Marty was his entertaining self. The Ballantrae Lady’s Anglers continue to be wonderful sponsors of the Rivers Coalition for which we are grateful.
Marty receives checks from The Ballantrae Lady Anglers.
Rivers Coalition Thanks them for their extremely generous donations.

On  April 20th, Mr. Jim Harter shared his vast knowledge of the Indian River Lagoon and the St. Lucie Estuary to an engaged group at Grand Oaks in Palm City.
The Rivers Coalition appreciates an invitation to speak. 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!

 River Kidz "Don't Trash It" Event at Sewall's Point Park on Saturday, April 8.
  Nic Mader and Jennifer Brand Artistic Helpers
 Look for these buckets and signs at Martin County Beaches and you can "Help Keep Our Beaches Clean"
Nicholas Leonard and River Kidz perform his 'new' rendition of the River Kidz Song
River Kidz wait patiently to get painting
Hard at work
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 of Stuart City Hall – Commissions Chamber
121 SW Flagler Ave Stuart, FL 34995
Wednesday, May 31 6pm   
              Thursday,  June22 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 
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