Students to Conduct Scientific Research Along the Indian River Lagoon on October 10

STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND VOLUNTEERS WILL COLLECT SAMPLES FROM VOLUSIA TO PALM BEACH “A Day in the Life of the Indian River Lagoon is designed to help students develop an appreciation for and knowledge of the IRL and the current health issues and stressors facing this estuary,” said Program Coordinator Missy Weiss.  The Space Coast Daily…

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A Call for Tighter Septic and Stormwater Rules by Florida’s Blue Green Algae Task Force

Septic and Stormwater Rules – new recommendations The state has more than 2.5 million septic tanks, but stopped inspecting them in 2012 after former Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill overturning inspections. The task force wants those reinstated.The six-member panel of scientists has been rushing to complete a list of proposals in advance of the…

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Lagoon Straight Talk event at Cocoa Beach

September 23 – 5:30pm-8:00pm – Lagoon Straight Talk – (Cocoa Beach)– Join the Brevard Indian River Lagoon Coalition for the ‘Lagoon Straight Talk’ event at the Courtyard Marriott, Cocoa Beach. Speakers include MJ Waters of the BIRLC, Senator Debbie Mayfield, Virginia Barker, Jim McKnight, and Duane DeFreese discussing topics such as “People, Pollution, the Problem”,…

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Rep. Randy Fine proposes IRL Clean up bills

(Florida Today News): Rep. Randy Fine announced the filing of his first general bill of the 2020 legislative session, House Bill 153, the “Indian River Lagoon State Matching Grant Program,” along with an appropriations request, House Bill 2053, of $50 million, to fund the first year of the program.  Read the entire article here. Please…

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Green algae fouls Lake Washington

July 19,2019 Florida Today reports:  Bright-green algae blanketed waters near the lake’s banks this week (photo credit: Jim Waymer). The algae altered how the city disinfects its water, resulting in about 60 customer complaints of a strange odor to their drinking water. Excess algae has become an every-summer scourge for many Florida lakes, including Lake…

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Florida’s Algae Bloom are also a health crisis

April 10, 2019.  Florida Today reported….Blue-green algae are laden with microcystins that are a cause of non-alcoholic liver cancer. Drs. Paul Cox and James Metcalf of Brain Chemistry Labs reported that microcystin levels in samples from Lake Okeechobee and the St. Lucie River were 300 times the level recommended as safe by the United Nations. …

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Lagoon Straight Talk event

Lagoon Straight Talk is a FREE event to update our community on the restoration of our Lagoon. Pre-registration is required due to limited seating. Scheduled for Monday, June 3 at the Dixie Crossroads: – 5:30-6:15 Light Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar – 6:15-8:30 Straight Talk Program and audience Q/A The forum will feature updates on the Indian River…

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Charlie Corbeil Conservation Awards, April 14, 2019

The environmental legacy of the late Charlie Corbeil is alive and well in the deeds of the 2019 recipients for the awards named in his honor.  Congratulations and gratitude to Bo Platt and MJ Waters, of the Brevard Indian River Lagoon Coalition.  MJ is Chair of the Coalition and Bo is Chair of the Coalition’s…

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How Utilities can Improve the Indian River Lagoon – presentation by Brevard County Utility Services Dept.

April 18, 2019 – Brevard County’s Save Our Indian River Lagoon Commission Workshop hosted presentations by the Brevard County Utility Services Dept and the Department of Natural Resources.  The workshop focused on the role of Utilities and the SOIRL Trust Fund in restoration efforts.  Several very interesting projects were discussed.  The Brevard Indian River Lagoon…

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