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

Placing Oyster Shell Bags in Lagoon

Join us for the annual monitoring of our largest reef, in Melbourne! We will be getting our feet wet and our hands dirty while recording data on growth, recruitment and mortality of live oysters!

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 bring back Brevard’s oyster population!

Oyster Gardening

2017 Oyster Gardener workshop. Gardeners within the needed locations 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.

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.

Four Oyster Gardeners Traps

The Summer 2019 Oyster Gardening training workshop season is here! 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 Katey at kleban@brevardzoo.org or at office: 321.254.9453 x376.

Pile of Logs

Get ready to bust some Brazilian Pepper trees! For questions, please contact Kate Brown at kbrown@brevardzoo.org or 321.254.9453 x377.

Staff Planting Mangroves

Help us restore native marsh grasses and mangroves to our Living Shoreline Demonstration Site in Indialantic!

Mangrove Plantings in Lagoon

Help us restore native marsh grasses and mangroves to our Living Shoreline Site in Melbourne!

Grant Seafood Festival Sign

Join ROS at the annual Grant Seafood Festival on March 3-4, 2018 to collect oyster shells that will later be used towards lagoon restoration!

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!

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!

clams

Are you a Brevard County resident with waterfront property? Sign up to receive information about having a clam bed 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