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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Indian River County Commissioners Reject Wastewater pipeline

The IRC commissioners rejected the plan for the wastewater pipeline under the Indian River Lagoon. The TCPalm newpaper reports on the meeting: Audience members at the April 23, 2019, Indian River County Commission meeting use signs to voice their opinion of a proposed pipeline under the Indian River Lagoon (photo credit Tyler Treadway/TCPalm). Read the…

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Is it time to bring back the septic system law?

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 such a requirement for two years, until the state Legislature repealed that…

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