River Kidz was started in 2011 in the Town of Sewall’s Point by two 5th grade girls, Evie Flaugh and Naia Mader after a public call to action by Stuart News/Scripps columnist, Eve Samples for “younger members of the Rivers Coalition.” The group swelled to over 300 Facebook and event attending member by 2013. Today there are River Kidz chapters in St Lucie County and across the state in Lee County as well. These kids serve as an inspiration to adults.
I believe, politicians are changing water policy because of these kids.
Over the years I have collected and photographed their art work, slogan, and their letters to politicians. Today, I am going to share some of their slogans. For fun and just to review, a “slogan” is defined as:
1. a phrase expressing the aim or nature of an enterprise, organization,or candidate; a motto.
2. a phrase used repeatedly , as in advertising or promotion.
and 3. (my favorite). A battle cry of a Scottish clan.
These slogans span from 2011 to 2014. They are from different children, including the students from the honors class at Felix A. Williams Elementary in Jensen; St Josephs Catholic School in Stuart, and the Pine School in Stuart. Public and private schools alike have embraced the message: “Speak out, get involved and raise awareness, because we believe kids should have a voice in the future of our rivers.”
Enjoy, and “stay strong” for the St Lucie River/Indian River Lagoon!
*Feel free to use any photo or slogan.
River Kidz: (http://riverscoalition.org)