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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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Sewage issues damage the Lagoon

How record rains and Irma caused sewage issues [ Florida Today newspaper, posted 12/13/17 ] Listen to Jim Helmer, Director of Brevard County Utility Services explain how record rains caused the sewage issues, and their proposed solutions.  This directly affected the quality of the Indian River Lagoon waters. Here is the link for the video…….

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Hurricane yard waste damages the Lagoon

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Damaging the lagoon: Hurricane yard waste from Irma Hurricane Irma crashed through Brevard County in September of 2017 damaging property, toppling trees and flooding the region. As residents cleanup, they must remember that Irma’s hurricane yard waste washes into the Indian River Lagoon causing damage to the delicate ecosystem How you can stop hurricane yard…

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