Mark your calendar, March 2: Residents unite to remind legislators of local priorities

The event will be held at Stuart’s Memorial Park, 300 SE Ocean Boulevard, and will feature concerned citizens, community and business leaders, including: Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch, Sewall’s Point Commissioner; Maggy Hurchalla, former Martin County Commissioner; and Mark Perry, executive director of The Florida Oceanographic Society

As Florida legislators travel to Tallahassee for the start of the 2015 session, concerned citizens, community and business leaders will gather in Stuart on Monday, March 2 at 10AM, at Memorial Park, 300 SE Ocean Boulevard, to remind their state representatives of top concerns back home.

The group will highlight legislative priorities such as the allocation of Amendment 1 dollars and land projects for Everglades restoration critical to the preservation of the St. Lucie River.

The group supports the Saving Florida’s Water campaign, sponsored by the Everglades Trust, which recently launched a six-figure television, radio and online campaign urging Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature to use the new constitutional amendment’s funds to purchase land in the Everglades Agriculture Area to protect and save Florida’s drinking water.

The event will feature concerned citizens, community and business leaders, including:

• Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch, Sewall’s Point Commissioner

• Maggy Hurchalla, former Martin County Commissioner

• Mark Perry, executive director of The Florida Oceanographic Society

The Everglades Trust is a 501(c)(4) corporation created to ensure that Everglades restoration is completed on time and on budget. The Trust is committed to defend America’s Everglades and hold polluters and lawmakers accountable. For more than two years, through grassroots support and a network of citizen action teams, the Trust has been fighting for government action and adequate funding for Everglades restoration.

 

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