In response to the toxic water crisis that is occurring to our waters here in Florida, we are producing an event to serve as an opportunity to educate people about possible solutions. We are a concerned group of citizens with no political agenda or affiliation with any group.
The event will be held at the Cock n’ Bull in Sarasota on Saturday, August 25, starting at 3pm. This free, family-friendly gathering will feature a number of speakers and a discussion panel with local experts, representatives, and political candidates who wish to educate and inspire the community to action. Local organizations, conservation groups, politicians, and community leaders will be provided a table or a booth to share ideas and solutions with all who attend.
The event will be focused on education and awareness, with some local musicians, dancers, and visual artists giving their time and talent to keep spirits high.
We hope this platform will serve as a think tank to help us all unite and turn this tide swiftly.
If you would like to participate, we are offering free tables or booth space, as well as the opportunity to speak and take part in a discussion panel. Contact the event administrators for more information.
The following organizations have already agreed to have a presence at the event. Visit their websites to get a better idea of initiatives already in place and to prepare questions for the event.
Sarasota Bay Estuary Program https://sarasotabay.org/
Science and Environmental Council of SWFL http://www.scienceandenvironment.org/
START solutions to avoid Red Tide http://start1.org/
Clean Water Movement-Ft Meyers https://www.facebook.com/groups/SWFLcleanwater/about/
Transition Sarasota http://www.transitionsrq.org/
FL Conservation Coalition https://www.wearefcc.org/
Rock The Vote https://www.rockthevote.org/
Suncoast Water Keeper https://www.suncoastwaterkeeper.com/
Sandy Gilbert START Solutions to Avoid Red Tide
Scott Wilson fisherman on The Core Issue
Randall C. Townsend Exposing Corruption and running as write in for State Attorney General
Ruta Jounari running for County Commissioner
Signature Signs of Sarasota
The Cock and Bull
The Captain Planet Project
Myia and Lija
Caravan Project Sarasota
We are still in communications with others who are interested in attending. Check back for more updates soon.