Looking to join with our partners to help save the lagoon? With so many community and partner events across Brevard County, there’s always one near you. Check out our Lagoon Community Calendar for upcoming community and partner events.
No matter who you are or what you do, the Brevard Indian River Coalition needs YOUR skills. The BIRLC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to educating our community regarding the issues that effect theIndian River Lagoon, and assembling the many allies of the lagoon throughout Brevard County to work together to save our lagoon. Come, get involved at an event, and make a difference.
ALERT – Feb 26 Review of current/planned Lagoon projects with County Researchers/Representaties, Q/A at FIT. County Commission rejects John Tobia’s proposal to nix funding for Port Canaveral aquarium. These news articles and more about the Indian River Lagoon.
The Brevard Indian River Coalition is proud to include local government, non-profit and business organizations, all working together to improve the health of the Indian River Lagoon. We encourage you to learn more about our lagoon partners and what they do. We couldn’t do what we do if it wasn’t for our amazing partners. Check out their events on our Community Calendar.
The plan to restore the lagoon - including Citizen Oversite Committee updates (click on the pic!)
Save The Lagoon Project Plan – Updated 2018 Version.Remove the nutrient-rich muck on the bottom of the lagoon. This has taken years to accumulate and will take significant resources to remove. This is just one of the actions in the plan.
IRL Scoreboard – Reduce pollutants and flow of excess nutrients into the lagoon that come from: groundwater from septic and aging wastewater systems, storm water runoff washing yard waste and fertilizer into the lagoon, and air pollution.
IRL Dashboard – Restorenatural filters and oxygen-producing systems created by oyster beds, mangroves, wetlands and seagrass beds.
Citizen Oversight Committee Meeting Reports –Respondand adjust as we get new data on how the Lagoon is responding.
Concerns are frequently expressed by area residents who are unaware of the many projects underway to restore and protect Our Lagoon. This Free Forum is intended to provide an overview of the current and planned projects and to provide answers to the concerned
Per an article in Florida Today news, County Commissioner John Tobia failed to rescind a commitment of $10M in county tax money to help pay for a proposed $70M aquarium. https://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2019/02/13/county-commission-rejects-tobias-proposal-take-away-funding-aquarium/2856097002/
FLORIDA TODAY’S Editorial board outlines what they believe should be his priorities. The first one is cleaning up the Indian River Lagoon. Click here to read more about the letter to be sent to Gov. Ron DeSantis and how you can add your
The Brevard Indian River Lagoon Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to educating our community regarding our precious Indian River Lagoon, and assembling the many allies of the lagoon throughout Brevard County to work together to save our lagoon.
We could use your help to help the lagoon.
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About the Coalition
The BIRLC was formed in the early 2000s as an informal organization to support and enable the community to push to enact the necessary fertilizer ordinances throughout all of Brevard County to help sustain the Indian River Lagoon.
With little to no attention or public outcry following the algal blooms in early 2016 that resulted in the March 2016 fish kill, Melbourne resident Spence Guerin led the efforts to establish a citizen-led coalition to save the Indian River Lagoon.