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We Are Our Partners

The Coalition is comprised of non-profit, non-partisan organizations.  These Partners, who while working on different issues, come together for one common goal - to help restore the Indian River Lagoon.  Our Partners have written what they want you to know about them.  Click on their logo to go to their website.  Also, check our How You Can Help page to see the Volunteer opportunities that our Partners offer.

For over 30 years, the Marine Resources Council has been the Lagoon’s voice: Advocating for Lagoon protection; restoring shorelines; conserving buffer lands; collecting and sharing scientific data; and educating future generations.  We coordinate the award winning LagoonWatch citizen science program; produce the Annual Lagoon Health Report Card; operate a mangrove nursery; and much more!

Brevard Zoo‘s Restore Our Shores is a community-based program that umbrellas multiple projects focused on Lagoon restoration and education that, since 2009, has helped gather over 6,000 volunteers into an active cohort of Lagoon restoration advocates. Through oyster projects and native planting initiatives, ROS is focused on restoring the IRL.

Citizens Climate Lobby  is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization empowering people to experience breakthroughs exercising their personal and political power. Our SpaceCoast Chapter is just one of hundreds of chapters across the world working to create the political will for a livable world.

Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) Florida is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of Florida’s marine resources. Here in Florida, we push for fisheries management that keep fish stocks sustainable and abundant, we educate and engage the public to support habitat and environmental restoration, and we work with our members and state residents to ensure good stewardship of our coastal resources.   Visit the SPACE COAST chapter.

The mission of Keep Brevard Beautiful is to develop, motivate, educate and activate community partners to reduce litter, recycle, beautify, and sustain the environment for the benefit of Brevard County.

Balance for Earth is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit creating films empowering sustainability, environmental connection and protection. Our projects are reducing negative impacts, promoting conservation based research, public outreach, advocacy, stewardship and environmental education.

STPS is a registered 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization. STPS works tirelessly to educate the public about how to protect the sea turtle population and help sick and injured sea turtles that arrive on area beaches throughout the year, particularly during nesting season, which usually runs from May through October.

Sierra Club. John Muir and a group of friends banded together in 1892 to ensure that California's mountains were protected and accessible to everyone. Since then, our scope has evolved to ensure that we’re protecting the natural and human environment, but our purpose is unchanged: to bring people together to defend our natural resources and everyone’s right to enjoy them.

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research and education.  The Sebastian Inlet Chapter works to protect the beaches and surf breaks from the Canaveral Inlet to the Sebastian Inlet and Indian River County.

The Nature Conservancy began when leading scientists, committed citizens and dedicated leaders came together with a shared vision to protect and care for nature. From our first land purchase to our latest water fund, we are constantly evolving to bring innovative solutions to the challenges facing our world.

Turtle Coast Sierra Club  Over 2,000 Sierra Club members and supporters live within the Brevard and Indian River County boundaries of the Turtle Coast Group. Our mission is to explore, enjoy and protect the planet. Visit our website at

Anglers for Conservation. Our mission is to inspire new generations of marine stewards through education, conservation, and community outreach.  By working through communities and teaching families, teenagers, veterans, and children angling basics, we encourage the use and respect of our water resources.  The Anglers for Conservation works with a network of like-minded civic organizations and clubs who volunteer to assist with our mission of teaching about sustainable angling and habitat preservation.

The Space Coast Science Education Alliance (SCSEA) is an affiliation of organizations and individuals devoted to education, science, and the environment. SCSEA promotes STEM literacy through joint activities and support of member projects. Members include teachers, educators, and community members from public and private sector organizations across Brevard county.

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The mission of the Brevard Nature Alliance is to build public awareness and appreciation of the value of Brevard County’s natural resources by fostering and promoting ethical nature-based ecotourism.

The CWC is an independent, unifying voice to protect and restore the surface and ground waters of Indian River County; connecting and coordinating with community partners to maximize effort toward this shared vision. We envision complete restoration of healthy surface waters and an ecosystem teeming with diverse fish and wildlife: a place where we can take our families to swim, fish, and recreate without fear.

Located in Palm Shores, Florida, Florida Wildlife Hospital is available 365 days a year to admit wildlife patients. We care for more than 5,000 patients per year.  There is never charge for animal care but we receive no state or federal funding.

Friends of the Enchanted Forest. Mission: To ensure the protection of Brevard County’s natural treasures for generations to come by connecting the community with the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary and other Environmentally Endangered Lands properties.

ReThink Energy Florida. Mission: ReThink Energy Florida’s Mission is to Educate, Engage, and Empower Floridians to Take Action and Achieve Energy Independence for a Healthier, More Sustainable Environment Through Youth Education, Adult Outreach and Community Organizing.

Brevard Sustainability Working Group.  We work collaboratively to improve the social, economic, and environmental well-being of the community by supporting, educating, and providing resources to sustainability boards, committees, and entities pursuing a sustainable Brevard.  Join our closed Facebook group at:

Conradina Chapter, Florida Native Plants Society's mission is to promote the preservation, conservation and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida.

Hundred Acre Hollows, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) grassroots organization that is working to enhance the lives of others by creating public accessible green space and creating an educational experience where people can learn about sustainability of our unique Florida environment.

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

The Marine Discovery Center's mission is to protect and restore Florida's coastal and Indian River Lagoon ecosystems through education, research and community stewardship.

The Florida Conservation Voters' goal is to elect the best public officials who will enact sound policies that ensure our cherished, yet vulnerable, natural lands and water are protected.  We aim to become the state’s leading non-partisan political voice for protecting Florida’s environment.

Friends of the Carr Refuge's mission is to promote the conservation of marine turtles and natural resources of the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge and engage in such educational, scientific partnership and civic activities as will support the mission of the refuge.

Save the Manatee Club is an award-winning national nonprofit 501(c)(3) and membership-based organization established in 1981 by renowned singer/songwriter, Jimmy Buffett, and former U.S. Senator, Bob Graham, when he was governor of Florida.  Our mission is to protect manatees and their aquatic habitat for future generations.

Take Back Our Water.  The Indian River Lagoon is in trouble! Our mission is to educate, engage, and unite the community in efforts to save and restore the IRL.

Wild Florida Rescue's mission is to provide a safe and compassionate emergency first response service for wildlife in need of urgent medical attention.

Recycle Brevard is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on reducing waste and promoting sustainable living through advocacy, action, and education. An organization created to be a resource for the community, Recycle Brevard accepts hard-to-recycle and reusable materials .

Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute (HSWRI) is a non-profit scientific research organization committed to conserving and renewing marine life to ensure a healthier planet. Our Marine Mammal Stranding Team provides 24/7 animal response and coordination for nearly 124 miles of coast and 1,200 square miles of estuarine waters including the Indian River Lagoon. This important research focuses on predicting and preventing impacts from human disturbance, habitat loss and pollution, and climate change.