Aerial of Indian River Lagoon

Additional Resources

There are many organizations working on restoring the health of the Lagoon.

    • Brevard County Natural Resources: The Natural Resources Management Department provides sound, cost effective management of environmental resources. 
    • Brevard Indian River Coalition: Bringing together organizations, businesses and individuals who share the goal of supporting restoration of the Lagoon.   
    • Florida Oceanographic Society: Mission: To advocate for the healing of the Indian River Lagoon with an independent, unifying voice connecting our community partners. 
    • FAU Harbor Branch Marine Research: Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is a world class research organization with a focus on exploring the marine environments, studying key species, and understanding the connection between humans and the ocean. 
    • Florida Institute of Technology: FIT engages undergraduate students as well as graduate students in many research projects. 
    • Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program (IRLNEP) is part of a national network of twenty-eight estuary programs established under the Federal Clean Water Act and administered nationally by the USEPA.  
    • Marine Resource Council: Mission to improve water quality and to protect and restore the fish and wildlife resources of the Indian River Lagoon.   
    • Ocean Research and Conservation Association (ORCA): Mission: Gathering accessible data needed to optimize conservation efforts.   
    • Save Our Indian River Lagoon (SOIRL): The Save Our Indian River Lagoon Program was created with the ½ cent sales tax that Brevard County residents voted to impose on themselves in 2016. The program is designed to address excess nitrogen and phosphorus pollution to the Indian River Lagoon through various projects to reduce pollution inputs, remove legacy loads of pollution, and restore natural filtration systems. 
    • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers the National Estuary Program, identifies Estuaries of National Significance, and supports the development of comprehensive management plans to assure that estuaries maintain their ecological integrity.   

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