This week, U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., showcased his resolution to mark September 17th- September 24th as National Estuaries Week.
Posey introduced the resolution last week and his fellow co-chairs of the Congressional Estuary Caucus, including U.S. Reps. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Oreg. , Rick Larsen, D-Wash., and Brian Mast, R-Fla., co-sponsored the resolution.
“The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) established National Estuaries Week in 1988 to raise awareness about the vital role estuaries play in our communities and economies, and to encourage more local involvement in caring for these diverse ecosystems,” Posey’s office noted.
“Our Indian River Lagoon is important to our quality of life, our local economies and tourism, and it provides a critical habitat to many indigenous species of wildlife and plant…