Save our River! Onward to Sugarland!
There is so much going on here my head is spinning. We the citizens along the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries have stood up and spoken with a very loud voice.
This was suppose to be the summer of lazy kayaking, reading carl hiasson's "Bad monkey" on the beach while floating in the beautiful water. Work is slow and its time to recharge.
Can't do that now. The water is toxic with cyanobacteria and now we have dengue fever in our hood. Could I have some fries with that? Let me bring it home. Marty Baum, our riverkeeper who over 2,000 of you watched his video -has dengue fever.
I live in ground 0. The other day they were suppose to spray at 4:30 in the morning and when i went out with my pets at 7am I had mosquito spraying airplanes dive bombing my house. Even the possum that lives in yard came out of hiding to see what was going on.
I live on the corner of the St Lucie River and Indian River Lagoon. I am surrounded by Toxic Algae in the water, There's dengue fever and i'm getting sprayed with mosquito goo. What do you do? You keep on fighting - we're taking this fight to dc! We, the collective we!
So instead of kayaking this summer I have been going to protests with thousands of people and spending my spare time talking about fertilizers and septic tanks which are an issue along the entire indian river lagoon. But please don't get sidetracked. This travesty that we are dealing with is a direct result of the discharges from Lake Okeechobee into the two estuaries.
We had a huge meeting with south florida water management
Last week senator joe negron had a nine hour senate select meeting and told us not to talk unless we had solutions - and solutions we had.
There is no parties in our conversation- its all about what we can do to make this better and so it will never happen again.
I can't say enough about my community where I live. I have never ever in my life been a part of something as amazing. we could have done without this tragedy. BUt the outpouring of people willing to put their egos aside and effect change is truly the most inspiring thing I have ever been involved with and I treasure my treasure coast friends and neighbors.
we're all so busy something had to make a Facebook page to list all our events that are upcoming. We are getting DEP alerts and discussing them. This is what democracy looks like. This is an extraordinary community of people.
You can read all about it on our Facebook Page River of LIght where we have been posting information since last year. Read about learn about it. Without estuaries there are no fish. For those of you who say meh about the environment lets talk economy and my friends having to close their business's because ours just tanked. We were doing great up here. Last winter was phenomenal. We were in recovery and buzzing along.
read all about it
This is not my video so i'm just putting a link of Bobby Billie speaking at the senate meeting. "The newcomers came to our land and totally destroyed it" "we need to wake up because we are over the edge"
and everyone needs to read this and look and see if your representative voted for this and ask them why
This Sunday is the Sugarland Rally
"The Sugarland Rally will unite the east and west coasts of Florida in a peaceful, historic demonstration to speak out against the pollution of our estuaries from Lake Okeechobee discharges. We support both immediate and long-term solutions, but ecosystems and communities along the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries are in crisis. We cannot afford to wait for ecological and economic collapse. We urge all stakeholders--especially local, state and federal governments--to act immediately."
i'm very proud to be the official video girl !
here is the link Your all invited!
Patrick Fitzwater and the Slow Burn Theater Company rehearse their rendition of The Wedding Singer and tell us a little bit about Slow Burn.
Turkish lyrics by Melis Bilen and music by Figge Boström.
The vocal demonstration video of Melis Bilen, coloratura soprano having more than 4 octave vocal range and a powerful chest voice.
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English lyrics by Melis Bilen and music by Matthew Bellamy.
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[Air Date: 4/16/2010]
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[Air Date: 1/15/2010]
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American Art, 1850s to 1950s
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Diary of a trip to Thailand Oct. 2008
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