ORCA CEO Dr. Edie Widder to speak at River House January 17


Dr. Edie Widder, ORCA.

The Clean Water Coalition of Indian River County will sponsor a presentation by Dr. Edie Widder, founder and CEO of Ocean Research and Conservation Association (ORCA), on Thursday,  January 17th at 7 pm at the River House, 305 Acacia Drive, Vero Beach.  Her topic will be: ‘The Impact Florida Algae Blooms Have On Our Economy and Our Health”.   ORCA is an organization that has a results-driven approach to conservation.

Dr. Widder believes Florida is becoming a case study in the negative consequences of undervaluing ecosystem services.  Unless we stop over loading our waters with nutrients, algae will continue to flourish and have increasingly devastating effects on tourism and real estate values as well as on our health and that of the animals we love   She will be presenting data on how algae toxins are entering our food web and where we need to focus our efforts to stop this downward spiral.

Board members of the newly organized Clean Water Coalition of Indian River County (CWC) will address   the water quality issues that will be their focus and invite public participation.

For more information please visit the CWC website http:// CWC-IRC.org or Facebook page DemandCleanWaters.

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