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

Satellite Beach Osyter Gardeners

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!

Mangrove Plantings in Lagoon

Are you a Brevard County resident with waterfront property? Sign up to receive information about getting a living shoreline on your property through Brevard Zoo’s Restore Our Shores program!

Shell Bagging Machine

Get a great workout and help the IRL by making shell bags! Shell bags are used to build all the different layers of oyster reefs.   Contact Callie Shaffer at Cshaffer@brevardzoo.org or at 321-254-9453 Ext. 492 with any questions!

Oyster Shell Bag Pile

Moving bags of oyster shell that will be used in the build. These will serve as future habitat to the spawn of the oysters that our Gardeners have grown. Each build is unique to its location and will ultimately help create a “living shoreline” all along the Indian River Lagoon.

Satellite Beach Osyter Gardeners

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!

General Interest for Private Homeowners

Are you a Brevard County resident with waterfront property? Sign up to receive information about getting a living shoreline on your property through Brevard Zoo’s Restore Our Shores program!

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 VOLUNTEER tab above to search by projects or 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

fish kill and algae bloom