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November 2003

RESEARCH AND RESTORATION ACTIVITIES IN THE AQUATIC PRESERVE

    The St. Sebastian River and the Indian River Lagoon are a State of Florida "Aquatic Preserve".  Steve Williams is the local manager of the Malabar to Vero Beach section of the Aquatic Preserve, under the Florida DEP Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas (CAMA).  He will present a program for us on the various research and water management activities being conducted in our area of the preserve, by the DEP, the University of Florida's Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) and the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD).
    The program will be on
Tuesday, November 25, 7:30 PM at the North Indian River County Library in Sebastian and all are welcome to attend!

NATIONAL AMERICA RECYCLES DAY

    Saturday, November 15 is "America Recycles Day" and the America Recycles Day organization encourages everyone to not only recycle as much as you can, but to also buy more products with recycled content.  You can find out more about recycling from their website at:
www.americarecyclesday.org.  While you are there, fill out their pledge to do more for recycling and you will be entered in their nationwide prize contest.
    For more information about recycling locally, you can contact Indian River County's recycling information at 772-770-5298, or 5113.  If you have items to donate for reuse, you can contact Keep Indian River Beautiful's (KIRB) Reusable Resource Center at 772-770-4607.  KIRB is also sponsoring a local sculpture contest for grade school kids.  Their artwork of reused items will be on display at the Indian River Mall through November 30.
    In Brevard County, call their recycling coordinator at 321-633-2043, or see their website at:
www.brevardcounty.us/swr/recyclin.htm.  "Make Every Day America Recycles Day"!

WE ALWAYS NEED YOUR HELP

    At our January 2004 general meeting, we will be electing new board members for the coming year.  As always, we only get out of this organization what we put into it.  Therefore we are always looking for others who and are willing to get involved.  The only qualifications to be a board member is to maintain a current membership, and have the time and interest to help out. If you are interested, please email us at info@fssr.org, call Tim Glover at 772-589-0636, or contact any other board member.