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IRL Waterways in Trouble – USA Today series of stories

The Indian River Lagoon is one of many waterways in trouble throughout Florida. A statewide effort is needed, involving citizens, government officials, businesses and advocates to address this. USA Today launched the first of a series of stories to encourage us to act together, swiftly and effectively.  Click here for the story.

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Red Tide Blooms in Brevard County

As red tide blooms approach coastal areas, breaking waves can cause their toxins to become mixed with airborne sea spray. People in coastal areas can experience varying degrees of eye, nose, and throat irritation. When a person leaves an area with a red tide, symptoms usually go away. People with severe or chronic respiratory conditions…

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Final Vote on Septic Ordinance Oct 9th

Please help support passage of the new Brevard County Septic Ordinance, being voted on: Tuesday, October 9 at 5 PM, Viera Government Center, County Commission Room 1st Floor Come and speak on behalf of the Ordinance  Call your Commissioner(s) and ask them to vote for it Share this Call to Action with your members, colleagues and associates…

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Sept. 25, the Brevard County Commission will hold a first vote on adopting new septic system ordinance

Sept. 25, the Brevard County Commission will hold a first vote on adopting new septic system ordinance   Please help get supporters to attend and to call Commissioners in advance urging approval. Brevard County Commission will vote Tuesday, Sept. 25 and October 9 on requiring new septics within 40-60 meters of the Lagoon to clean…

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Baseline Scorecard for the Brevard Indian River Lagoon

Watch for the MARINE RESOURCES COUNCIL “Indian River Lagoon Health Update” insert this Sunday Sept. 16 in Florida Today. This report is an important step in a comprehensive IRL restoration effort.  To see more details visit the MRC website.  According to the Council’s Steve Sharkey, “For the first time, we now have a baseline of…

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Environmental Voter Project

The Environment Voter Project Nathaniel Stinnett, founder and executive director of the Environmental Voter Project, is striving to get environmentalists to vote in elections. How? Using data analytics and volunteers, they have identified environmentalists who don’t vote often or at all.  With your help, our volunteer activists reach out to friends and family asking them to…

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EPA Scientific Integrity Policy

An Introduction This is an introductory video on scientific integrity and a recording of a training workshop on scientific integrity at U.S. EPA. EPA’s ability to protect human health and the environment depends upon the integrity of the science on which it relies. From the earliest formation of a scientific question to the use of…

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Septic Moratorium Briefing

BREVARD COUNTY CONSIDERS FIVE-MONTH MORATORIUM ON INEFFICIENT SEPTIC SYSTEMS May 17, 2018 BRIEFING FROM The Brevard Indian River Lagoon Coalition The most important way to heal the Indian River Lagoon is to reduce Nitrogen – no matter where it comes from. Sources include leaky septic tanks, sewage releases, residential fertilizer, storm water runoff (that contains…

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