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 – Oct 9th, the Brevard County Commission will hold a final vote on adopting our new septic system ordinance. Click below to learn more and to read the latest news on current Indian River Lagoon issues and much more here. It’s a great place to learn about the many ways you can help save Brevard’s most precious resource!
New Update! Status of Brevard Indian River Lagoon’s completed projects as of July 2018 is now available. Watch this month’s video.
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.
Please help support passage of the new Brevard County Septic Ordinance, being voted on: Tuesday, October 9 at 5 PM, Viera Government Center, County Commission Room 1st Floor Come and speak on behalf of the Ordinance Call your Commissioner(s) and ask them to vote for
Sept. 25, the Brevard County Commission will hold a first vote on adopting new septic system ordinance Please help get supporters to attend and to call Commissioners in advance urging approval. Brevard County Commission will vote Tuesday, Sept. 25 and October 9
Watch for the MARINE RESOURCES COUNCIL “Indian River Lagoon Health Update” insert this Sunday Sept. 16 in Florida Today. This report is an important step in a comprehensive IRL restoration effort. To see more details visit the MRC website. According to the Council’s
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.