Financing Estuary Protection

You’re invited to join the League of Women Voters of St. Lucie County (www.lwvslc.org) on Tuesday, September 25, at their Spaghetti Supper with keynote speaker Duane De Freese, Ph.D., Executive Director, Indian River Lagoon Council for his presentation “Financing Estuary Protection: Who’s Responsible?” The event will be held at the Havert L. Fenn Center, 2000 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce. Registration begins at 5:30; dinner will be served at 6:00. Tickets cost $35, with limited seating.

For tickets, donations or more information, contact St. Lucie County League President Andi Poli at 772-834-9428.

Indian River Lagoon Health Report Update

An independent report on the status of the Indian River Lagoon will be released August 7, 2018.

Local non-profit organization, the Marine Resources Council of East Florida (MRC) teams with the U.S. EPA’s National Estuary Program & Applied Ecology Inc. to produce the first-ever comprehensive health analysis of the entire Indian River Lagoon (IRL) system, which will be released to the public this Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at MRC’s Ted Moorhead Lagoon House, located at 3275 Dixie Hwy NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905. The Indian River Lagoon Health Update will be presented twice by MRC Executive Director Dr. Leesa Souto. The first presentation is at 12 p.m. and the second is at 6 p.m., each presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. All attendees must RSVP by calling 321-725-7775.

Let FWC Know!

It’s important to call FWC’s Wildlife Alert Hotline: 888-404-3922 (press 7 for operator) if you see sick, distressed or dead wildlife.

Calling FWC’s Wildlife Alert Hotline first can assure a timely rescue response or the retrieval of an animal’s carcass for valuable cause of death determination and understanding of health threats.