The Indian River Lagoon (IRL) is part of the longest barrier island complex in North America, occupying more than 40% of Florida’s east coast, extending over 156 miles from Ponce de Leon Inlet to Jupiter Inlet in West Palm Beach. Threatened by rapid development, habitat destruction, over-harvesting and pollution, the lagoon has been flooded with harmful nutrients and sediments, resulting in massive algal blooms, dying seagrass, falling oxygen levels and dead fish. Our restoration programs aim to increase environmental awareness and show residents how we can collectively work together to restore the health of the lagoon. A healthy lagoon helps the environment but also helps humans co-exist in a way that safeguards the lagoon for future generations.