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 – Living Shorelines – a PBS video. Check out the Brevard Indian River Lagoon Coalition latest news and videos on YouTube. It’s a great place to learn about the many ways you can help save Brevard’s most precious resource!
Together we can restore our Lagoon to health and vibrancy. It takes commitment, sustained effort and a plan based on the best available data. And that’s what we have. Experts in science, technology and water resources have identified specific problems and developed a scientifically sound, fiscally responsible plan for the Brevard Indian River Lagoon.
Learn about the BIRLC
We are an independent, unifying voice to restore the Indian River Lagoon — connecting and coordinating with active community partners to maximize efforts toward our shared vision. Our vision is an Indian River Lagoon of clear waters, alive with lush sea grass beds, thriving fish, birds, manatees and dolphins – a healthy place where our families can play.
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 -Final 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.
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.
‘Living shorelines’ use oyster shells and marsh grass to reverse coastal erosion ‘Living shorelines’ is a new alternative to reverse costal erosion. Click on this link to watch how a Living Shoreline can restore erosion. #helpthelagoon
BREVARD COUNTY CONSIDERS FIVE-MONTH MORATORIUM ON INEFFICIENT SEPTIC SYSTEMS May 17, 2018 BRIEFING FROM The Brevard Indian River Lagoon Coalition The most important way to heal the Indian River Lagoon is to reduce Nitrogen – no matter where it comes from. Sources include
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.