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Indian River Lagoon Day – Nov 9th

Visit the Brevard Indian River Lagoon Coalition’s tent at Front Street Park!   Get ready for a fun day of music, food, kids’ games, kayaking, and more at Melbourne’s Indian River Lagoon Day on Saturday, November 9.   Event Schedule 9:00 am–11:00 am: Hook Kids on Fishing Program Kids who participate receive a free fishing…

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Battle over water and public health return to Tally

Battle over water and public health return to Tally More voices call for action by our State Legislature and Governor to take meaningful action in this 2020 legislative session to implement controls and funding to improve Florida’s Waters.  Read the full article here. Also see our 2020 Legislative Recommendations and share them with your friends. https://helpthelagoon.org/…/CWC_BIRLC-LegisReg-Recommends-9…

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Legislation to Expedite Water Quality Improvements

Governor DeSantis’ call for Water Improvements Legislation aligns with Brevard Indian River Lagoon/Indian River County Clean Water Coalition 2020 Legislative Recommendations: Septic System and Sewage Treatment maintenance; Biosolids (concentrated sludge) Controls; Enhanced Controls and Monitoring of Agricultural Runoff; and Improved Stormwater Treatment. HOPEFULLY the Governor, and Legislature will also support funding to accomplish the goals….

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Saltwater Intrusion is a threat to the St. Johns River

Saltwater Intrusion is a threat to the St. Johns River Lisa Rineman is a guest columnist for the Jacksonville.com news and is the St. Johns Riverkeeper.  She provides her opinion on how saltwater intrusion has “potential negative impacts on submerged aquatic vegetation” because the time has come to protect our river. Interesting article and we…

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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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