The Rivers Coalition donated much of their monthly meeting to the threat of toxic algae blooms this summer.
The sale of dogs, cats and rabbits is now illegal in Martin County.
County Commissioners voted unanimously last week to change local ordinances to prohibit the retail sale of animals, joining nearly eighty other counties or cities across the state to enact similar bans.
In Martin County, there are currently two stores that sell animals within the city limits of Stuart.
Existing pet stores have six months to sell off inventory.