WE NEED YOU

Bio-diverse, 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

Wells Fargo Supply Moving

Bags of oyster shell used in the build 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.

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Bags of oyster shell used in the build 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.

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Bags of oyster shell used in the build 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.

ROS_Oyster Gardening_Cocoa Beach 2017

The Oyster Gardening project is taking on new volunteers for the 2018-2019 Oyster Gardening season! By attending this training workshop, lagoon-front residents 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 Katey at kleban@brevardzoo.org or at office: …

Oyster Data

After months of nurturing oyster babies through the Oyster Gardening project (now definitely more like oyster teenagers), it’s time for them to make their way to their forever homes in the Indian River Lagoon! Help us with our Oyster Collection Event at two locations within the county.

ROS_Oyster Gardening_Satellite Beach 2017

It’s not too late to join the Oyster Gardening project! By attending this training workshop, lagoon-front residents 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 Katey at kleban@brevardzoo.org or at office: 321.254.9453 x376.

At this time all of our oyster mat making workshops are unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please check back with us in October 2018.

If you’re interested in alternative programs please email Kate Brown.

Mangrove Re-Planting

Free to the public, but reservations are required. For questions, please contact Kate Brown at kbrown@brevardzoo.org or 321.254.9453 x377.

Adopt-a-Mangrove

Free to the public, but reservations are required. For questions, please contact Kate Brown at kbrown@brevardzoo.org or 321.254.9453 x377.

Adopt-a-Mangrove

Free to the public, but reservations are required. For questions, please contact Kate Brown at kbrown@brevardzoo.org or 321.254.9453 x377.

Mangrove Zoo Program

Free to the public, but reservations are required. For questions, please contact Kate Brown at kbrown@brevardzoo.org or 321.254.9453 x377.

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, making an oyster mat or even helping our replanting efforts. 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

we need you - fish kill and algae bloom