Water : April 15, 2016

Science and Environment Council and Florida Beverage Association Partner to Promote a Sustainable Water Future in Southwest Florida

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Sarasota, Florida – January 25, 2016 – The Science and Environment Council, in partnership with the Florida Beverage Association (flabev.org), will add two new tour stops to the community’s Mobile Phone Watershed Audio Tour and extend the popular program through 2017. The Audio Tour (www.watershedtour.org) celebrates highlights of our watersheds while providing interesting facts and suggestions for easy ways to help protect our waters.

The tour includes 30 stops at spectacular natural places and environmental attractions and is accessible by dialing (941) 926-6813.While the tour can be accessed from anywhere, visiting the featured locations across Sarasota and Manatee Counties provides listeners an up-close and personal experience. The audio tour encourages people to get outside and explore – to exercise their brains and their bodies –and celebrate Florida waters!

“We are pleased to award the Science and Environment Council of Southwest Florida, Inc. with the FBA Environmental Programs community grant, said Elizabeth DeWitt, Executive Director of the Florida Beverage Association. The Council’s Watershed Audio Tour highlights the importance of water conservation in Florida and offers participants the opportunity to learn about steps they can take to create a sustainable water future in Florida.”

The grant is jointly funded by the Florida Beverage Association and the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America. “The FBA and its member companies are committed to improving the communities where we live, work, and play,” DeWitt said.

The American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America strives to make a significant contribution to the health of local communities by providing grants to support community organizations that work to advance both the physical health of their local citizens and the environmental health of their communities. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) created and funded by America’s non-alcoholic beverage industry and is a reflection of the industry’s long-standing tradition of giving back to communities.

The Science and Environment Council (www.scienceandenvironment.org) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization comprised of 29 of the leading science-based environmental organizations in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. The Council’s mission is to increase science-based environmental understanding, conservation and restoration through collaboration and public engagement.