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.
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 – Draft 2019 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.
Plan targets Brevard’s last remaining derelict boats for removal from Indian, Banana rivers Brevard County’s natural resources and tourism departments are joining forces to help get dozens of “derelict boats” out of local waterways, in a $450,000 project. Read the article here.
DeSantis announces UF biologist as chief science officer Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his pick to fill the newly created job of chief science officer on Monday, tapping a University of Florida biologist whose past work specializes in how pollution affects water quality. Read
Is it time to bring back the septic system law? “There are an estimated 2.6 million septic tanks in our state. We don’t know how many are properly functioning to ensure they don’t leak into waterways because there’s no inspection requirement. Florida had
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.
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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.