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"State of the St. Lucie River" Address with Dr. Gary Goforth

For the Love of Florida Lecture Series

Find out by joining the Conservation Alliance of St. Lucie County and Oxbow Eco-Center for an informative presentation on the “State of the St. Lucie River” with Dr. Gary Goforth on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Lucie County Commission Chambers, 2300 Virginia Ave.

A veteran scientist who has been studying and restoring local waterways for more than 35 years, Goforth will share the current state of the St. Lucie River, the creeks and canals that feed it, and lead participants in a discussion on how current processes could be modified to restore its health.

The North Fork of the St. Lucie River is unique in Florida because of its geographic location and geologic features that allow for a high mixing of both tropical and temperate species. It is one of the last habitats for several threatened, endangered and rare fish species. In fact, the St. Lucie River North Fork has more species of fish than any other river in the state, providing critical habitat for commercially important species, including juvenile snook, snapper, drum, blue crab and shrimp.

Bring your questions and ideas to add to this community conversation. Admission is free, but registration is required by visiting Participants should park on the east side of building by turning on 23rd Street. If you need assistance registering or require special accommodations to take part in this program, please call the Oxbow Eco-Center at 772-785-5833 or e-mail:

Support for the “For the Love of Florida” speaker series is provided by St. Lucie County, the City of Port St. Lucie0 and the Florida Humanities Council. The Florida Humanities Council partners with community organizations around the state to support cultural programs and installations with funding from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

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