FORCE - Friends of The Rivers Coalition eNewsletter
December 2007~ P.O Box 2627, Stuart, FL 34995 ~ 772-225-6849

Don't miss the opportunity to help save our estuary!

Join us on Thursday January 24, 2008 at 5:30 to 9pm

Indian Riverside Park - 1707 NE Indian River Dr Jensen Beach, Fl 34957

Reserve your tickets today, space is limited.

Ticket prices
$75 Single
$140 Couple
$1,000 Corporate tables (seats 10)

Food provided by Outback Steakhouse.
This event will include a open bar, auctions, raffles and live entertainment.

Call today to reserve your seat 772-334-0401 or 772-225-6849.

All proceeds go to the Rivers Coalition Defense Fund's campaign to stop the discharges in the Estuary.

Click here for more information!

One More Important Date To Save! Don't Miss The 2nd Annual Port Salerno Seafood Festival!
Saturday, January 26, 2008
10:00am to 6:00pm.

Park Street at the waterfront of Port Salerno.

This year the Port Salerno Seafood Festival will offer a wide variety of foods from local restaurants, fresh seadfood caught and prepared by local fishermen and beverages along with easy access to FREE parking with shuttles. Activities range from a fully staffed kid's area with bounce houses, pony rides and a "Little Miss Mermaid" contest, coutesy of the Grace Place Community Church, sea life touch tank, courtesy of the Florida Oceanographic Society, to live musical entertainment on stage. Throughout the event booths will showcase many of fish art house favorites, arts and craft vendors, and a plethora of businesses throughout the community including the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission and Treasure Coast Wildlife Center.

Proceeds from the festival benefit the Port Salerno Commercial Fishing Dock Authority Inc., the Rivers Coalition, and Port Salerno Community Promotions, a non-profit organization that funds local events throughout the year. For more information on volunteers and sponsorship packages, call 772-220-0171.

Click here for more information.

Holiday Greetings to All!
Let's envision a pristine estuary again with more kinds of life than any estuary in North America. We can do it!

Have You Joined the Honor Roll?
Donors are continuing to come aboard the Rivers Coalition Defense Fund's new Donor Honor Roll (click on front page).

If you're not listed, we've got a special spot just for you or your group or business.

The lawsuit and campaign to stop the discharges is going extremely well but it is costly and time-consuming. But it's worth every penny and hour we put into it. Imagine a clean estuary full of wildlife and plants.

Click here to see the list!

Lots of river advocates are talking about Dr. Grant Gilmore's extraordinary presentation about what makes the St. Lucie Estuary so special.

So now we've put together a 26-minute DVD on this amazing program that the noted fisheries biologist put on for the Rivers Coalition membership.

Among other facts, Gilmore showed how the St. Lucie is home to more species of fish than any estuary in North America! The fisheries experts have counted 800 different species, far more than in Tampa, Miami, Jacksonville, the Bahamas or anywhere else. And yet the discharges of turbid excessive freshwater wipe out the estuarine character.

(This year, of course, the river is much better off because the discharge gates have been shut tight, but you can be sure the the onslaughts are coming back. Only court action can stop it, from all indications.)

The DVD's are available to donors and for group showings, so let us know if you'd like one.

Contact us to request your DVD.

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Editor: Jessica Briske

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