Friends of the Rivers Coalition E-Newsletter
September 2017

The Rivers Coalition meeting is, Thursday, September 28th at 11:00 aat Stuart City Hall. The meeting is open to the public and there is plenty of free parking available. Coffee & Donuts will be provided.
 The Rivers Coalition is very fortunate to have as our guest speaker: 
Ernie Marks - Executive Director, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD)

   Mr. Marks will update the Rivers Coalition membership on the water projects underway with a focus on those in Martin County, like IRL South, C-44, etc., that will benefit the St. Lucie Estuary and Indian River Lagoon. 
We will also get the opportunity to ask about progress with the SB 10-EAA Reservoir Project and the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Project as part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan.
Mr. Marks is a resident of Palm City and has knowledge of our local concerns.
Here is a link to Mr. Marks' information.
Get the facts! Stay informed! Be involved! 
Missed a past meeting? Go to our YouTube Channel
Agenda for Thursday, September 28, 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 and Call to Order: Mark D. Perry
  • Current Action Items:  SB 10 update and Lake Okeechobee Levels and updates.
Special Presentations:     
Ernie Marks - Executive Director, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD)

 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: Nic Mader/Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch
  • Speakers Bureau: Todd Weissing
Member Comments & Announcements:
 Rally for the River  August 5, 2017 Flagler Park
The Crew!



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
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10 Things Every River Kid Should Know!
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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, October  26  11 am
Wednesday, November 29   6 pm - new addition to schedule
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Editor: Barbara Osborn

PO Box 2627 
Stuart, FL 34995 
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