Four years ago, a courageous group of kids from Stuart, Florida visited Washington, D.C. to fight for their community. Growing up fishing, boating and spending time on the water, the River Kidz were concerned that their home - the place where they had grown up and made memories - was being destroyed by toxic algae.
They took the fight directly to Washington to appeal to lawmakers and show them just how much damage this problem really causes. They weren’t going to wait for the adults to take action, this was their home too. They couldn’t vote, but they were going to make their voices heard.
And they did. The River Kidz made an impact that lasts to this day. Now, over a decade after a brave group of fourth graders founded the group, and four years since they walked the halls of Congress, they’re reflecting on that impact.
Check out the latest #TorturedCoast episode.