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St. Lucie Water Champions Courses

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Become a St. Lucie Water Champion!

These courses are recommended for all residents (ages 13+): home owners or renters, business owners, school officials, church members, and community leaders.  We all share the Indian River Lagoon and its watershed....the fate of these waterways rests with us....and we are in this together.  Join us and become a Champion for clean water! These courses are FREE and include lunch, but registration is required and space is limited.

  • Fundamentals of Stormwater Course   In this course, participants will experience presentations on the history and ecology of our wetlands and waterways, learn about what local governments and agencies are doing to improve the health of these systems, and how each of us can play a part in improving water quality and a creating a bright future for the Indian River Lagoon and its tributaries. Upcoming Dates: TBD.
  • Water Quality & St. Lucie County: Know the Issues This course is designed for those with a basic understanding of Florida's water issues, or who have taken the Fundamentals of Stormwater course. This course will delve deeper into the what and why of the issues in our local waterways. Upcoming Dates: TBD.
  • Working for Clean Water: How to Do More by Exercising Your Citizenry This course focuses on governmental agencies and their role in the health of our ecosystems. Participants will learn about comprehensive plans, local and state representatives and how to effectively communicate with them. Upcoming Dates: TBD
  • Interpreting Water Quality: Stormwater Education Strategies This special course is designed for anyone ages 13+ who would like to hone their skills in environmental interpretation in order to effectively inform others about our local waterways. See below for more information. Upcoming Dates: TBD.
  • Climate Impacts & Action in St Lucie County This new course is designed for anyone ages 13+ who would like to learn more about climate science, local impacts that are already being seen by scientists and what our local government is doing in terms of climate resiliency planning. Upcoming Dates: TBD.  

Register for available courses by calling the Oxbow Eco-Center, (772) 785-5833. 

For more information on any component of the St. Lucie Water Champions Initiative, 

contact the Oxbow at 772-785-5833, or Wren Underwood at .

Photo of the St. Lucie River as Seen From the Dock at the Oxbow Eco-Center