The April meeting of the Friends of Indian River was this past Thursday at our new meeting location at the Oaklette United Methodist Church on Indian River Road. We introduced two newly formed committees - the Outreach and the Planning Committees. The Planning Committee will be meeting to build and prioritize a list of possible projects for the group to undertake. The Outreach Committee will take the lead on spreading the word about the group. They have prepared a draft flier for advertisement. Along with this flier is a preliminary calendar of events highlighting presentation topics and other events for the rest of this year.
Our presentation for the evening was a virtual tour of the Indian River watershed using Google Earth. We "flew" in from orbit to the Elizabeth River watershed and then zoomed in to our community, highlighting the parks and public spaces. Then we flew along all the tributaries of the Indian River getting a close look at the shorelines, marshes, homes and businesses of the area. Members shared some of their stories about various events on the river. We also discussed the desirability of No Wake signs in the river.
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