The Tricounty Working Group (Marion, Citrus, and Levy) has met twice since our last newsletter. To me, the Working Group is amazing. Our first PowerPoint presentation is in the final stages thanks to designer Kathryn Taubert who has worked tirelessly this last month developing the presentation. Working around Jon Brainard (SSJ Environmental Education Chair) and Gary Greene’s (SSJ Publicity Chair) “Motivation” concept of public environmental education, a 30 to 45 minute presentation about the value and economics of our water in the Tricounty area is nearing completion, and many like-minded groups are already asking to present it. Thanks to Jim Carrell, Connie Hart, Gordon Hart, Brad Rimbey, Ben Berhauer, Roger Roger and Kathleen Dobronyi, Nancy Kost, Nathan Whitt, Gary Green, Jon Brainard, Kathryn Taubert (designer), John Moran (photography), and Whitey Markle for the “expertise” on the project.

Accompanying the PowerPoint, we will produce handout supplemental materials in the form of papers, cards, and/or pamphlets which are also being developed as we speak. We plan to produce a supplemental handout materials on the subjects of Water, Growth Management, Economics of Conservation, Energy, and a “What you can do” handout.

The Water Works presentation is projected to be up and running by October 1.


From Left to Right: Harriet Jones, SSJ Secretary; Gary Green, Publicity; Second to last: Jonathan Brainard, Environmental/Education Outreach