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St. Lucie Water Champions
- Date: 11/16/2019 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
- Location: Richard E. Becker Preserve
3398 Selvitz Road
Fort Pierce, Florida 34981
The workshop is the second in a series of trainings created to educate and empower community members to make a difference in the health of the Indian River Lagoon and other local water bodies. The free course takes place from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Oxbow and is open to ages 13 and older. Participants will receive lunch, information materials and a behind the scenes tour of Platt’s Creek, a nearby wetland restoration project and stormwater improvement area.
Speakers from local government agencies will be on hand to discuss Florida’s water history, specific current issues such as algae blooms, biosolids and microplastics. Representatives will also review local stormwater improvement efforts such as septic to sewer programs, large-scale stormwater projects and land acquisition.
Funded by the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program and community partners, the St. Lucie Water Champions Initiative is a multi-faceted effort to improve water quality through education and citizen engagement projects. Join in and be a Champion for clean water. To register call the Oxbow Eco-Center at 772-785-5833.