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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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Bills to Let Treated Sewage Pumped Into Aquifer

Take action NOW. Call your Florida Senator & Representative today. A pair of bills quietly moving through the Florida House and Senate have the potential to change the quality of the state’s water supply. The bills — HB 1149 and SB 1308 — encourage replenishing the fresh drinking water in the underground aquifer with treated…

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Deal Reached on Land Conservation Funding!

Florida legislature news on funding Florida Forever and the Environmentally Endangered Lands program. (Shared from Audubon Florida’s Facebook post).     BIG NEWS! Thank you to the House and Senate leaders who, working late into the night, arrived at an agreement on Florida Forever funding for the coming year. $77 million for environmentally endangered lands…

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Securing Florida’s Water Future in the IRL

Learn how human activity is impacting the decline of water quality in the IRL, and why the proposed science based solutions are necessary. Click below to the links to read the article and view the video; and also visit our Facebook page, facebook.com/BIRLC,  for more info on the health of the Lagoon.

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Tickets for the Special Preview of the first IRL report card

Is the lagoon’s health improving?  That is the question that will be addressed by MRC’s annual assessment report. The Marine Resources Council has worked diligently for more than two years to develop the first Indian River Lagoon Report Card. This document, inspired by the report card produced by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and similar works…

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Action Alert! Support House Bill 7063

The Brevard IRL Coalition (BIRLC) asks that you join us in supporting HB 7063 in the current Florida Legislature. This specific bill and other legislation we are monitoring are opportunities for environmental restoration and protection. It’s critical that we act now, as each passing year means that more land is lost forever, and the remaining…

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Tourism dollars to fix sewage in the Indian River Lagoon has merits but bill goes too far (FL Today Editorial Board)

Fix sewage in the Indian River Lagoon [Florida Today Newspaper posted 12/6/17]   “It’s unusual for us to say we’re not completely on board with a bill intended to help prevent future sewage spills into the Indian River Lagoon — an estuary crucial to quality of life and the economy on the Space Coast…..” Here is the…

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