Hands Across the Lagoon: September 28, National Estuaries Day, 9AM at Stuart Causeway

Hands Across the Lagoon events are occurring at causeways in five Indian River Lagoon counties to celebrate National Estuaries Day, to call attention to the declining condition of our estuaries, and ask our leaders to make their health a top priority.

 

Freshwater discharges from Lake Okeechobee and devastating algae blooms are destroying the St. Lucie River Estuary and south Indian River Lagoon’s sea grasses and oysters. Wildlife is under threat, with the unexplained deaths of many brown pelicans, manatees and dolphins in the northern lagoon.

 

Join hands atop the Stuart Causeway (south sidewalk) at 9:45 a.m. for 15 minutes to show you care about the lagoon and want to see it restored to a healthy condition. It will take at least 880 people to span the entire bridge.

 

Parking is available under the causeway and at Stuart Beach. Participants are encouraged to carpool, bike or walk.

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