Now more than ever, WFIT could use your help during our ongoing Fall Fund Drive. We rely on our listeners to donate, and we’re pleased to offer some great premiums in return for your generosity. In the middle of each of our fund drives there's one playful day dedicated to those furry, feathered and scaly friends in our lives - Pet Wars.
Thousands of concerned citizens gathered this past Saturday to show their support for the Indian River Lagoon. Since January of this year, hundreds of manatees, dolphins and brown pelicans have died. Experts don’t know the exact cause of the die off but suspect it is a combination of numerous factors including but not limited to; fertilizer runoff, septic tanks, algae blooms, climate change and more.
People gathered at eight different locations all along the Indian River Lagoon, which runs 156 miles and through 6 counties on the east coast of Florida. The event was part of the National Estuaries day celebration. Hands Across the Lagoon was organized to call attention to the toxic waters and declining state of our lagoon and to ask local leaders to make the health of the lagoon a top priority.
On Wednesday Oct. 2 at noon, Sound Waves will welcome East Coast Surfing Hall Of Fame member Sharon Wolfe and Melody DeCarlo from the Cocoa Beach Surf Museum to discuss the upcoming 4th annual Women Of The Waves celebration October 11 & 12.
WFIT’s Fall 2013 Fund Drive kicks off Friday, October 4th at 7 a.m. and runs through Sunday, October 13. As a National Public Radio station, WFIT is tasked with grass-roots fundraising for general program support. Membership support is the “Public” in Public Radio.
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In this edition of Coastal Connection, Dr. Lauren Toth, research scientist at the biology depatment of Florida Tech, and Philip Gravinese, biology Ph.D. student at Florida Tech, return to the studio to talk about the Beneath the Waves Film Festival. The festival goes from Thursday, Oct. 10 to Friday, Oct. 11 in the Gleason Performing Arts Center on Florida Tech's campus. The free showings will go from 6-9 p.m. both days and will feature movies on the environment and local marine issues.