St. Lucie Water Champions Initiative

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Become a Water Champion!

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What is the St. Lucie Water Champions Initiative?

The St. Lucie Water Champions initiative is a series of events developed by the Oxbow Eco-Center to help residents, businesses and organizations play a part in finding solutions to our water quality issues.

What are the components of St. Lucie Water Champions?

  • St. Lucie Water Champions 101 Course: Offered Saturday, February 23rd at Oxbow Eco-Center and Saturday, May 18th  (location TBD) from 9:00 a.m.m-3:30 p.m. See below for more information.
  • St. Lucie Water Champions Interpretive Training:  This special course is designed for anyone ages 13+ who would like to hone their skills in environmental interpretation in order to inform others about our local waterways. See below for more information. Offered Saturday, March 9th, 9:00am-2:00pm at the Oxbow Eco-Center.
  • For the Love of Florida Speaker Series: Fall in love with Florida all over again by learning about the people and places that define the real Florida, the state’s environmental history, and how an ethic of public service is essential in a great society. Read more about and register for the series by clicking here.
  • Stewardship Opportunities: to be announced


What is the Water Champions 101 course? 

Join the Oxbow Eco-Center along with a host of local environmental scientists to chart a course to healthier, more pristine aquatic habitats in St. Lucie County.  Our local waterways are significant both environmentally and economically.  They provide so much in the way of jobs, recreation, and quality of life.  But these natural systems are fragile, and they need us to be the best stewards we can be. 
 
The St. Lucie Water Champions 101 course is a great place to begin.  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. 

The St. Lucie Water Champions 101 course is 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! This course is FREE, but space is limited.

 

 What is St. Lucie Water Champions Interpretive Training?

This special course is designed for anyone ages 13+ who would like to hone their skills in environmental interpretation in order to inform others about our local waterways. Working together, we can ensure a healthy lagoon and clean water for today and future generations.  Join us and become a "champion" for clean water.  This course is FREE, but space is limited.

 

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

contact the Oxbow at 772-785-5833, or Wren Underwood at underwoodw@stlucieco.org .

 

 

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