environmentClimate and Environmental changes affect population trends, economic development, tourism, health (especially the health of children), food resources, temperature extremes, air quality, water quality and weather disasters like hurricanes, floods and sea level rise.

Focus:

  • To promote government accountability and transparency regarding our precious, fragile Florida environment.

Co-Chairs:

Nikki Descoteaux, nikkidescoteaux@gmail.com561-732-2023
Mary Mertz, marymertz@me.com561-512-6560

Meetings: On Saturday mornings, usually every six weeks. Location: Okeechobee Boulevard Branch Library, 5689 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33417

 

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