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Commissioner forms Indian River Lagoon Counties Collaborative
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Posted: 2013 Sep 13 - 06:41

First workshop set for Sept. 13 in St. Lucie County

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TREASURE COAST -- As the crisis in our waterways continues, a collaborative of commissioners from the various affected counties along the Indian River Lagoon has been formed. Commissioners from Martin, Palm Beach, St. Lucie, Indian River, Brevard and Volusia counties, under the working title of the Indian River Lagoon Counties Collaborative, will convene for the first time next week to discuss local water quality issues.

"This regional group will be instrumental in increasing citizen awareness of toxins and pollutants throughout the Lagoon, will seek to understand the sources of problems and then map out regional solutions restoring the health and beauty of our dying Lagoon," said Martin County District 2 Commissioner Ed Fielding, who initiated the Collaborative. "The Lagoon makes us all neighbors."

The first workshop of the Collaborative will be held on Friday, Sept. 13 at 9 a.m. in the Commissioners Chambers.

Expected to attend the meeting include: Palm Beach County Commissioner Hal Valeche; Indian River County Commissioner Peter O'Bryan; Brevard County Commissioner Chuck Nelson; Volusia County Commissioner Joshua Wagner; St. Lucie County Commissioner Chris Dzadovsky; and Martin County Commissioner, Ed Fielding.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will include presentations from local scientists on the Lagoon and water quality issues.

The St. Lucie County Commission Chambers are located at 2300 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. St. Lucie County Television will broadcast the workshop live on Comcast Ch. 21 (St. Lucie County only) and U-Verse Ch. 99 (available to all local residents with U-verse) and online at http://www.stlucieco.gov/media/slctv.htm (under Quick Links). The workshop will be re-broadcast at a later date on MCTV.

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