GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

brevard county

BREVARD COUNTY NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

The Brevard County Natural Resources Management Department, along with the County Commissioners, provides funding support to the Oyster Gardening project. That money has been used to purchase supplies for hundreds of oyster gardeners in Brevard County and project operational costs.

brevard county parks and recreation

BREVARD COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION 

The County has assisted our program by providing facilities for restoration project activities like oyster growing and reef building.

city of satellite beach

CITY OF SATELLITE BEACH, FL

The City of Satellite Beach has been an instrumental partner in continuing the public education and engagement in our Restore Our Shores program. Through their donations we have been able to provide regular oyster mat making workshops at the David R. Schechter Community Center.

Florida Department of Environmental Protection

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection helps with Oyster Mats project events and provided valuable input into the development of ROS’s shell recycling initiative.

florida fish and wildlife conservation commission

FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission provides volunteer assistance and advisement for both the Oyster Mats and Oyster Gardening programs.

Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program

INDIAN RIVER LAGOON ESTUARY PROGRAM

A current finanial supporter, IRLNEP provides staff and resource support while coninuing to use social media to promote our initiative and overall a healthy Lagoon.

florida's aquatic preserves indian river lagoon

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: INDIAN RIVER LAGOON AQUATIC PRESERVES

Partners on the Adopt-A-Mangrove program.

national oceanic and atmospheric administration

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration provides grant funding to the Oyster Mats project. NOAA offers grants for a wide variety of programs relating to the atmosphere, the oceans and coastal environments.

national park service

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE: CANAVERAL NATIONAL SEASHORE

Canaveral National Seashore, managed by the National Park Service, and Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge, managed by the US Fish & Wildlife Service, are located along the Lagoon bordering both Brevard and Volusia counties. Oyster Mats reef restoration work takes place in the northern portion of Mosquito Lagoon inside Canaveral National Seashore.

St. Johns River Water Management District

ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

The St. Johns River Water Management District is responsible for managing groundwater and surface water resources for 18 counties in northeast and east-central Florida, including the IRL. They provide funding for the Oyster Mats project through sales of their special Indian River Lagoon license plate, also known as the “snook tag.” All proceeds from sales go directly to restoration and education efforts related to the Lagoon.

US Fish and Wildlife Service

US FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

The US Fish and Wildlife Service works to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. They offer financial support for projects like Oyster Mats through grants.