Category: Indian River Lagoon

Progress Continues On Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Plan Despite COVID-19 Challenges

Although the Brevard Indian River Lagoon Coalition shares some concerns recently voiced in this newspaper about the long term impact of COVID-19 on our community commitment to cleaning up the Indian River Lagoon, work on the Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Plan continues without delays. […]

1,600 Students to Conduct Scientific Research Along the Indian River Lagoon on October 10

“A Day in the Life of the Indian River Lagoon” is a community-based, citizen science, and experiential research program designed to have students, teachers, and environmental partners collaborate in the collection of water quality and biological inventories along the Indian River Lagoon (IRL).

EVENT SPOTLIGHT: Indian River Lagoon Focus of TechCon September 27 at Florida Tech

Scientists and researchers from around Florida will discuss the latest efforts to heal the ailing Indian River Lagoon as Florida Institute of Technology’s Indian River Lagoon Research Institute convenes its 5th annual Technical Conference on Coastal Water Quality Friday, September 27.

Rep. Randy Fine 2020 Legislative Session Bill Will Create $50 Million Indian River Lagoon Matching Fund

Representative Randy Fine announced the filing of his first general bill of the 2020 Legislative Session, HB 153, the “Indian River Lagoon State Matching Grant Program,” along with an appropriations request, HB 2053, in the amount of $50 million, to fund the first year of the program.

Florida Tech President Dwayne McCay: Lagoon Understanding is Florida Tech’s Only Interest

Knowledge begins with discovery—any good researcher will tell you that. The best researchers know that discovery involves studying situations from all possible angles. This means asking questions—even unpopular questions—to ensure good data are gathered so problems may be fully analyzed and evaluated. That’s exactly what Florida Tech researchers will do in their upcoming study of the Indian River Lagoon.

WATCH: Brevard County Jail Inmates Partner With Brevard Zoo To Aid in Recovery of Indian River Lagoon

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and Brevard Zoo introduced during a press conference on Wednesday their new partnership that utilizes inmate labor to make Oyster Bags to aid in the recovery of the Indian River Lagoon.

Radio-Monitored Dolphins in Indian River Lagoon Reveal Details About Their Behaviors

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute and collaborators have conducted the most extensive radio-tracking effort of bottlenose dolphins in the Indian River Lagoon (IRL) using radio-telemetry.

Brevard Marine Advisory Council to Host Presentation on Nutrient Reduction Measures Feb. 21

The Brevard Marine Advisory Council (BMAC) will host an information presentation by the St. John’s River Water Management District (SJRWMD) and the Melbourne Tillman Water Control District (MTWCD) on recent nutrient reduction measures associated with Turkey Creek and the Indian River Lagoon.

Commissioner Bryan Lober Leads Brevard Delegation at Indian River Lagoon Management Conference

Newly-elected Brevard County Commissioner Bryan Lober led a delegation of Space Coast environmental advocates and experts on Friday to attend the Indian River National Estuary Program Management Conference on Friday in Ft. Pierce.

WATCH: Port Canaveral Commission Candidate Mac McLouth Details His Plan To Clean the Lagoon

Port Canaveral District 5 Commission Candidate Mac McLouth explains his action plan to cause millions of gallons of fresh ocean water to flow into the Indian River Lagoon in an effort to reduce the brown algae which is plaguing Brevard’s most precious body of water.

WATCH: Mac McLouth Seeks Solution To Clean, Restore the Indian River Lagoon

Mac McLouth reviews ways that sea water could be introduced into the lagoon through weirs and other means so that flow could be increased which could lead to improved water quality in the Indian River Lagoon.

Dr. Duane De Freese and Mac McLouth Discuss Health of Indian River Lagoon From Port Canaveral Lock Gates

Dr. Duane De Freese, Executive Director of the Indian River Lagoon Council, and former Port Canaveral Commissioner Mac McLouth provide up-to-date information about the Indian River Lagoon from the Port Canaveral lock gates.