WE NEED YOU
Biodiverse, resource-rich Living Shorelines need to be protected. Brevard Zoo’s Restore our Shores is committed to providing the steps needed for stabilizing our environment.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Are you a Brevard County resident with waterfront property? Would you like to help improve the Indian River Lagoon by having a permanent oyster reef installed along your property?
Are you a Brevard County resident with a dock along the Indian River Lagoon? Sign-up to be an OYSTER GARDENER and help Brevard Zoo’s Restore Our Shores program bring back Brevard’s oyster population!
CONNECT WITH RESTORE OUR SHORES AS WE ACTIVELY WORK TO FIX THE LAGOON’S ECOSYSTEM.
Get involved with conservation efforts by fostering a mangrove seedling, shell bagging or even helping build reefs. You can be involved for a single day opportunity or a longer commitment. Click on the WHAT’S NEW tab to see the next date that we can use your help!
BE AWARE OF HOW EVEN OUR DAILY ACTIONS CAN IMPACT THE ENVIRONMENT.
Always properly dispose of solid waste, sewage, and fuel. Please avoid fertilizer in the summer months. Though the mangroves act as a filter, they are in no way able to stop the amount of fertilizer permeating our waters. In recent years, the abundance of nitrogen from fertilizer has fed enormous algae blooms, blocking sunlight and depriving fish and plants of the oxygen they need to survive. This has led to some of the largest fish kills in Florida’s history.
LEARN ALL YOU CAN ABOUT US, THEN HELP US SPREAD THE WORD WITH YOUR VOICE.
Our restoration programs aim to increase environmental awareness and restore Living Shorelines in Brevard. After greater education on good habits to restore our shores, take the next step and spread the information. One person can make a tremendous impact on the environment.
Pay attention to what our lawmakers are proposing for our ecosystem. Local policies can affect land use, septic tanks, fertilizer use and dredging. Listen to the advice of respected experts and take steps to safeguard our environment for future generations