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.

Oyster Mats, Gardening and Adopt-A-Mangrove

HOW YOU CAN HELP

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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?

Oysters

Help us move oyster habitats from one location to another as we prepare supplies for this upcoming oyster reef season!

Oysters

Help us sort oysters and place them into bags which will be used in upcoming oyster reefs.

Oysters

Help us sort oysters and place them into bags which will be used in upcoming oyster reefs.

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Please join us for some oyster reef building in the IRL!

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Lagoon-front property owners throughout Brevard County can grow oysters from their dock and help us monitor variables that affect growth and survival. Not in the study area? Questions? Please contact Restore Our Shores at restoreourshores@brevardzoo.org.  

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  Please join us for a presentation on seagrasses in the IRL at the Zoo’s Nyami Nyami River Lodge from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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

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