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FORCE - FRIENDS OF THE RIVERS COALITION eNEWSLETTER February 2009 PO Box 2627 Stuart, Fl 34995 772-225-6849

Important Meeting Coming February 26 At City Hall - You're Invited

Join your fellow citizens who are concerned about our estuary at a Rivers Coalition meeting Feb. 26 11 a.m. at Stuart City Hall.

We'll have coffee and donuts to get you reved up as we continue the long battle to stop the damaging discharges from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie canal and estuary.

We are making headway but the victory requires persistence and patience.

Click here for more information.
Status of Riparian Rights Lawsuit

As described regularly at our meetings and in newsletters, our case against the Corps of Engineers is undergoing pre-trial procedures in Washington. See the homepage of our website for the latest update. 

Check out our Video - Saving the St. Lucie Estuary, Click here.
What's Happening at the Next Meeting?

Thursday February 26, 2009
11am to 12:30pm at:
City of Stuart Commission Chambers
121 SW Flagler Ave, Stuart, Fl 34994

Business Matters
*  Chairman's Comments - Leon Abood
*  Website Review - Leon Abood
*  Urban Turf Bill Update - Karl Wickstrom
*  Legal Update - Karl Wickstrom
*  Fundraising - Karl Wickstrom
*  WRAC - Ted Guy/Ed Fielding

Coalition Committee Reports
*  Water Quality - Mark Perry
*  Local Issues - Mark Perry/Ed Fielding
*  State/Federal Issues - Kevin Henderson/Paul Gray
*  IRL/CERP - Kevin Henderson/Paul Gray
*  Martin County Updates - Paul Millar

Click here to contact us for more information.
Website to be Explored!

A new "Water Watchers Calendar" has been added to our website, to provide interested citizens with dates of important meetings involving the Everglades and estuaries. Just click and go. This and other aspects of the website will be shown and discussed briefly at the Feb. 26 meeting.

The website also features a presentation of the proposed River of Grass Restoration Reserve, which the Rivers Coalition endorses and urges everyone to support as a "bonus" for the public beyond the basic function of providing a storage-flowway and large saving of water now wasted to tide.

Check out the updates, Click Here.
Don't Let 'Em Kill the Sugar Buy!
Certain special interests are determined to kill the State's plan to purchase U.S. Sugar lands, so it's critical that we all stand tall and insist on this historic reform.

We will explain a special perspective we can adopt to show that this Sugarland Purchase is a true bargain and could replace a deeply flawed concept in the 2000 Restoration Program.

We'll be looking for you down by our riverside...
Make the Honor Roll!
Don't forget to get your name on the Honor Roll.

Donate today!

The Rivers Coalition Defense Fund is a Non-Profit 501c3.

Go to
www.RiversCoalition.orgto make your donation today.
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Thank you for all your support.
Editor: Jessica Briske
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Rivers Coalition • PO Box 2627 • Stuart • FL • 34995

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