Friends of the Loxahatchee River Lecture Series

Join the River Center for our last Friends of the Loxahatchee River lecture series of 2017! Our December presentation will feature a lecture provided by Aurora Ortiz, Education Specialist from the Solid Waste Authority.

Join us, as we explore about the Solid Waste Authority and how AWAY put’s your waste to work.  Learn about SWA’s Renewable Energy Facilities 1 and 2, Household Hazardous Waste, and how to recycle RIGHT!  You won’t want to miss this great presentation!

Prior to the lecture a light lunch will be served. Make sure to RSVP today!

The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County (SWA) is the governmental agency responsible for providing an economical and environmentally conscious Integrated Solid Waste Management System for Palm Beach County, Florida. With approximately 400 employees, the SWA provides solid waste disposal and recycling services and programs to the county’s 1.4 million residents and businesses. The SWA also provides solid waste and recycling collection services to the residents and businesses in unincorporated Palm Beach County through private haulers under exclusive franchise agreements.

Aurora Ortiz is the Community Education Specialist for the Public Affairs/Media and Recycling Department.  She also is the Solid Waste Authority’s Spanish Interpreter and Translator.  Aurora has been with SWA since 1990.  She is responsible for all Community Environmental Educational Programs for Palm Beach County through the Solid Waste Authority and conducts in classroom environmental lessons, citizen, and international VIP and school tours. Her passion is working and mentoring children from our community.  She is the liaison between our county’s governmental agency and the U.S. Marine’s Toys for Tots organization. Last year with her help the Solid Waste Authority collected 3 truckloads of toys for the less fortunate children of our community.  She is an avid speaker, who through her presentations and special events always reminds every one of their responsibility to recycle and preserve our natural resources for future generations.  She also works with the Spanish press radio and television, with special appearances on the top national syndicated television morning show Despierta América, the Spanish version of Good Morning America.  She is also a member of the National Association of Bilingual Educators (NABE).

Can’t make it to this event? Join us at our next lecture in February 2018!


Dec 01 2017


12:00 PM - 01:00 PM




River Center
805 N US Highway 1, Jupiter, FL 33477
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