The 2020 proposed update to the Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Plan is available for review on the website https://www.brevardfl.gov/SaveOurLagoon/Home. The plan will be voted on by the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners at their meeting held February 25, 9:00 a.m.
The Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Plan outlines local projects planned to meet water quality targets and improve the health, productivity, aesthetic appeal, and economic value of the lagoon. Implementation of these projects is contingent upon funding raised through the November 8, 2016 referendum (also known as “the half-cent sales tax”). It is projected to raise $486,000,000 over 10 years. This referendum funding also allows the County to leverage additional dollars in match funding from state and federal grant programs because the lagoon ecosystem is valued not only in Florida, but also nationally.
Each year the plan is evaluated and updated with the most current scientific information and each year new projects are added from both municipalities and non-governmental agencies. The updated plan is reviewed by the Save Our Indian River Lagoon Citizen Oversight Committee, who then makes a recommendation to the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners for the final approval of the plan.