Martin County Library System Press Releases

December 21, 2011

Florida Oceanographic Society Coast Lecture Series Begins Jan. 9 with Everglades Talk by Society Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                                       

DATE:  DECEMBER 21, 2011



WHO:                    The Friends of the Blake Library, Inc, sponsor, in support of the Martin County Library System


WHAT:                 Chautauqua South: Lifelong Learning

Florida Oceanographic Society Coastal Lecture Series


Mark Perry, “The Everglades: Past, Present and Future”


In this talk, the first in an eight-part series presented by the Florida Oceanographic Society, Florida Oceanographic Society’s Executive Director, Mark Perry, will discuss ongoing efforts to revitalize the Everglades, known as the “River of Grass.”  


Mark has led the Society since 1978 in its mission of inspiring environmental stewardship of Florida’s coastal ecosystems through education and research.  Representing Florida Oceanographic, he is the Vice Chairman of The Rivers Coalition, a longtime member of and former Co-Chair of the Everglades Coalition, an author of many technical and non-technical publications, and a member of Federal, State and Regional committees on the planning and management of Florida’s coastal environments.  Continually involved in Everglades restoration initiatives, Mark also testified before the Senate Agriculture Committee in Washington D.C. on Sugar Reform. 


The series continues Jan. 23, Feb. 6, Feb. 20, March 5, March 26, April 9 and April 23.


WHEN:                 Monday, January 9, 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:              Blake Library, John F. Armstrong Wing, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart 34996


HOW:                    Free and open to the public.  No tickets or reservations required.


For details or to learn more about other Chautauqua South programs or the Martin County Library System call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection or Chautauqua South brochure available the beginning of the year at any branch library or visit the library website,



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