Calling All Water Champions: Oxbow focuses on Water Quality 11/16

November 6, 2019

The Oxbow Eco-Center is hosting another St. Lucie Water Champions workshop on Saturday, November 16, 2019 for residents interested in learning more about local water quality issues. The workshop is the second in a series of trainings created to educate and empower community members to make a difference in the health of the Indian River Lagoon and other local water bodies. The free course takes place from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM at the Richard E. Becker Preserve and is open to ages 13 and older. Participants will receive lunch, information materials and a behind the scenes tour of Platt’s Creek, a nearby wetland restoration project and stormwater improvement area.

Speakers from local government agencies will be on hand to discuss Florida’s water history, specific current issues such as algae blooms, biosolids and microplastics. Representatives will also review local stormwater improvement efforts such as septic to sewer programs, large-scale stormwater projects and land acquisition.

Funded by the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program and community partners, the St. Lucie Water Champions Initiative is a multi-faceted effort to improve water quality through education and citizen engagement projects. Join in and be a Champion for clean water. To register call the Oxbow Eco-Center at 772-785-5833.

The Richard E. Becker Preserve is located at 3398 Selvitz Road, Fort Pierce. For more information or the Oxbow’s full calendar of events visit