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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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Brews and Brevard IRL

 Join us on April 26 at 6pm at the Intracoastal Brewing Company. Join Brevard Indian River Lagoon Coalition, who are at the forefront in restoring the Indian River Lagoon in Brevard County. Find out about the current conditions of the lagoon and how the community is helping to restore it.

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Governor Scott vetoes HB 1149

April 6, 2018  Governor Rick Scott vetoed HB 1149.  In his veto letter to Secretary Deztner, Governor Scott states “After thoroughly reviewing HB 1149, I am not convinced that this legislation will not muddle Florida’s protection of our aquifers. The Department of Environmental Protection will remain focused on protecting Florida’s water resources and will continue to safeguard our…

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HB 1149 endangers our aquifers and drinking water

The League of Women Voters summarizes HB 1149: Incentivizes using reclaimed wastewater to recharge Florida’s aquifers. Provides that DEP and the Water Management Districts reissue the construction phase of individual permits up to three years after they expire, basing the re-issuance on original permit conditions and ignoring any new requirements or standards. Reclaimed water may…

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Fixing the IRL Goes Beyond Brevard’s Sales Tax

BIRLC’s recent Opinion Piece published in Florida Today. In it, MJ Waters makes the point that there are multiple sources contributing to the problems of our precious Lagoon, and that each source must be corrected by the organizations responsible, drawing on their own specific tools and resources. Read the article “Fixing the IRL Goes Beyond Brevard’s Sales…

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