Friends of the Rivers Coalition E-Newsletter
November 2017

The Rivers Coalition meeting is Wednesday
November 29th at 6:00 pm 
at Stuart City Hall.
The meeting is open to the public and there is plenty of free parking available.
Cookies will be provided by the Rio Civic Club

"Sea Level Rise"
Harold R. Wanless, Ph.D.


Harold R. Wanless Ph.D., is a professor and the Chair of the Department of Geological Sciences, a Cooper Fellow in the College of Arts and Science at the University of Miami. 
Dr. Wanless has an active research program documenting the historic geological evolution of coastal and shallow marine environments.  He also studies the influences of anthropogenic stresses and sea level rise. 
He will speak to the Rivers Coalition about the potential effects of ASR and Deep Well Injection to the South Florida Aquifer.  He will speak about issues surrounding sea level rise and our future freshwater needs.
Get the facts! Stay informed! Be involved! 
Missed a past meeting? Go to our YouTube Channel
Agenda for Wednesday, November 29, 2017
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at City of Stuart Commission Chambers
121 SW Flagler Avenue, Stuart, FL 34994
Business Matters:
  • Chairman Comments:  Jim Moir
  • Current Action Items:  New Member Application, SB10 and Lake O. update
Special Presentations:  
 "Sea Level Rise" 
 Harold R. Wanless Ph.D. - Geologist

 Government & Agency Progress Reports:
  • Martin County: Deb Drum
  • State and Federal Agencies and Issues:  Dr. 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: Karessa Kernan or Nic Mader
  • Speakers Bureau: Todd Weissing
Member Comments & Announcements:
 Photos from October Rivers Coalition Meeting 
Troy Dutton, a 9 year old River Kidz. 
Troy raised money for River Kidz by selling lemonade and
collected money for parking spaces at the July 4th Stuart Fireworks
Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch, proudly presents the new River Kidz Workbook, version 3
 Gary Roderick, Environmental Consultant
Educating the River Coalition members on BioSolids
Stuart Seafood Festival
The Rivers Coalition was the benefiting charity of the Stuart Seafood Festival on November 18-19, 2017
The Rivers Coalition would like to thank all the supporting sponsors and volunteers for their contributions
We spoke to and educated hundreds of people regarding Florida's water issues
We had great fun handing out River Kidz workbooks and painting faces for donations






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 Workbook-VERSION 3 has just been printed!
It covers not just the St.Lucie River/Indian River Lagoon (Marty the Manatee)
but also the Caloosahatchee (Milly the Manatee) and Florida Bay (Manny the Manatee)
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! 
2018 Meeting Schedule
The 2018 meetings will be held at
City of Stuart City Hall – Commissions Chamber
121 SW Flagler Ave Stuart, FL 34995
     Thursday, January 25   11:00 a.m.

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Thank you for all your support.
Editor: Barbara Osborn

PO Box 2627 
Stuart, FL 34995 
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