RIGHTS OF THE WATER
August 22 9am-5pm + August 23 12pm-5pm
Ecosystem love from the Miccosukee Resort & Convention Center / FIU
Love the Everglades, a movement addressing the environmental, structural, cultural and spiritual problems plaguing the Florida Everglades by raising awareness and organizing community engagement, convenes to raise awareness and spur action to preserve the River of Grass. In English + Miccosukee.
Thanks to Love the Everglades. lovetheeverglades.org
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Day 1 at Miccosukee Resort & Convention Center
Robin Haines Merrill, Living Water: A Christian Theology of Water, Love The Everglades Movement; Bobby C. Billie, Opposing the so-called “River of Grass Greenway” in light of Natural Laws, Council of the Original Miccosukee Simanolee Nation Aboriginal Peoples; Michael Frank, TBA, Otter Clan / Miccosukee Community; Matthew Schwartz, Wildlife Habitat, South Florida Wildlands Association; Sandy Koi, Update on South Florida Issues, Tropical Audubon Society; Jennifer Hecker, Oil Exploration & Drilling in the Everglades: What You Need to Know & Can Do, Conservancy of Southwest Florida
Day 2 at FIU: Workshop Topics
Sea Level Rise & Climate Change — Moderated by Jim Riach, Ph. D., from FIU’s Department of Earth & Environment. Concerned with the long range effects of Climate Change and Sea Level Rise on the Everglades, Big Cypress, Brighton, tree islands, and indigenous villages. The actionable items from this workshop will be carried forward to the Climate Change Symposium to be held at FIU in November.
Everglades Benefit Concert