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Indian River Lagoon - What we know + don't know

Written by  Team SCPA

UPDATED Fri. Feb. 14, 2014 at 11am

Thank you to our four presenters and our co-hosts for helping to make this informative program possible. 

 

Of course, such a time-constrained program can only be a humble beginning -- and a purty decent beginning it was, presented to a 'standing-room-only' crowd, which asked many well-informed questions.

We wish we had been able to cover more, but that's for another time.

There will be follow-ups coming -- there is an obvious need for us to pursue Indian River Lagoon restoration efforts until all doable actions are done -- otherwise they won't get done.

PROGRAM NOTES TO BE POSTED
We expect to be posting notes about the evening's proceedings sometime soon on this website.

More soon.

Team SCPA

P.S. Many relevant items are posted on our Environment page, including links to Indian River Lagoon Call to Action, Floridians Clean Water Declaration Campaign, and more.
See: http://www.scpaflorida.com/environment

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6:30pm THURS. FEB. 13

A special program.

INDIAN RIVER LAGOON -- What we know and what we don't know

Guest speakers:
- Dr. Tom Belanger, Professor, Marine & Environmental Systems, Florida Tech
- Dick Martens, retired Director, Brevard Utilities 20 years
- Troy Rice, Director, Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program, SJWMD
- Dr. Leesa Souto, Exec. Director, Marine Resources Council

What are the REAL problems in the dying Indian River Lagoon? Where do we go from here? Once the 'muck' is removed, what next? What's the real situation? Is the science 'in' yet? If not, what's missing? Can this world-class, great bio-diverse estuary with a regional impact of almost $3,800,000,000. every year to the lagoon region -- can this dying lagoon recover from decades of abuse? What do we know? And what don't we know? And what are we going to do about it? Discussion and Q+A from the audience.

Co-hosted by:
- Partnership for a Sustainable Future
- Save Our Aquifer
- Turtle Coast Sierra Club
- Space Coast Progressive Alliance 

Free and open to the public.

Location: Front Street Civic Center, 2205 Front St, downtown Melbourne FL 32901

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Bring somebody to this important program!

 

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