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Do your part for the environment
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Posted: 2013 Mar 22 - 07:02

Hello again, everyone.

What a great time to live in Martin County. Between all the events and the beautiful weather, there has been plenty keeping everyone busy, no matter what your interest.

I wanted to bring your attention this week to a special event that combines the best of both worlds in Martin County -- art and the environment.

The Junior League of Martin County, EcoArt South Florida and the Florida Oceanographic Society are teaming up this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon on the Flagler Park shoreline in downtown Stuart.

There, the groups are holding a special EcoArt workshop that combines oyster bag deployment and sculpture making.

This is where the public is invited to create concrete sculptures consisting of recycled materials. These sculptures will be placed along the shoreline to help provide organic bedding for crawling plants, and some will be submerged to offer habitats and attract more marine life.

No experience is necessary, and it seems all you need is closed-toe shoes and a willingness to make a difference.

The very first EcoArt project was done in Stuart in 2010, and I'm happy that it's being not only accepted, but embraced years later.

Even the organizations like Keep Martin Beautiful work hard, and congratulations to them for being recognized on a national level for all their efforts. The organization recently received the prestigious Keep America Beautiful President's Circle Award, honoring the nonprofit for all the work its volunteers do here in the county.

Now's your chance to do your part, or at the very least head down there and see what it's all about.

There are so many people that care about the environment here in Martin County, and I can't wait to meet all of you eventually.

Until next week, drive safe!

Dawn Krebs is the associate managing editor of Hometown News. You can reach her by email at dkrebs@hometownnewsol.com

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