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Water Rally 6 days ago, 07/24/2014 at 3:58pm
Clean Water RallyWater Rally Expected to
Draw Thousands

Seeking to continue withthe momentum created last year -when thousands rallied statewide to protest the horrifying results of the excess water releases from Lake Okeechobee, the organizers of last summer's successful Sugarland Rally in Clewiston and the march to the St. Lucie Locks that drew some 7,000 people have put together another event called the '2nd Annual Save Our River Clean Water Rally', which is scheduled for next Sunday, August 3rd, at Phipps Park in Stuart,Florida. This all-day event will feature speakers from both coasts, a peaceful march and a rock concert and the expected attendance is in the thousands.

Nature 6 days ago, 07/24/2014 at 3:26pm

Seine NettingDedicated to Learning About Nature

On a beautiful, sunny Saturday we decided to accompany students from Lee County Extension's Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP), instructors Bryan Fluech and Joy Hazel from Lee County Extension Services and Good Time Charters co-owner Captain Cristina Denegre and her staff on a field trip to learn about the wonders of our back bay onboard Good Time Charters' comfortable pontoon boat.

After setting out from Snook Bight Marina, the trip began with a cruise by Bird Island, where Denegre shared her extensive knowledge of local birds, explaining that there are several mangrove islands in the back bay used as nesting sites for everything from brown pelicans to roseate spoonbills.