Friends of the Rivers Coalition E-Newsletter
May 2017

The Rivers Coalition meeting is, Wednesday, May 31st at 6:00 pat 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 May meeting is:
“How Martin County can fund environmental Restoration of the Indian River Lagoon”
Get the facts! Stay informed! Be involved! 
Missed a past meeting? Go to our Youtube channel!
Agenda for Wednesday, May 31, 2017
6:00 pm 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 and Call to Order: Jim Moir, Chair
  • Current Action Items & Voting:
  • Special Presentation by: Virginia Barker, Brevard County Environmental Resource Department          

    “How Martin County Can Fund Environmental Restoration of the Indian River Lagoon" 
  • Government & Agency Progress Reports
    • Martin County                                                                        Deb Drum
    • State and Federal Agencies and Issues                                     Paul Gray and Mark Perry                                                                                   
Coalition Reports
  • Rivers Coalition Defense Fund Update: Charles Grande
  • Local Issues & Estuary Water Quality:  Mark Perry
  • Indian Riverkeeper Update: Marty Baum
  • River Kidz: Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch/Nic Mader
  • Speakers Bureau: Todd Weissing
Member Comments & Announcements
April Meeting Highlights
Cara Capp, Everglades Manager, National Parks Conservation Association
Special Presentation:
"America's Everglades:  History and Restoration"
Speakers Bureau
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!

The River Kidz of St. Lucie County at the "Dirty River Jam"
Nicholas Leonard and River Kidz perform his 'new' rendition of the River Kidz Song at
Youth Cinema - Lyric Theater

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
              Thursday,  June 22 11 am                    Thursday, July 27 11am
            Wednesday, August 23 6 pm            
             Thursday, September 28  11 am     Thursday, October  26  11 am
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Thank you for all your support.
Editor: Jill Pinkham
PO Box 2627 
Stuart, Fl 34995 
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