We are fortunate to live in this special place — in fact, many people call Brevard their own piece of paradise. Our natural lands are unique and irreplaceable. They contribute to the health of our environment, our economy, our families and the aesthetic values of our county.
Can we flush the Indian River Lagoon clean?The short answer is no. Flushing would take huge amounts of seawater, and that could destroy life in the lagoon. It would export lots of pollution to the ocean. It’s not realistic.However, scientists at the Florida Institute of Technology have been …
Pollution and deterioration of Florida’s waters is not just a Brevard County issue. We frequently hear about algal blooms on the West Coast. And, sadly, fish and manatees are dying there too.
You’ve probably heard it said, “most of our seagrass is gone.” Maybe you’ve been on the water and seen the problem — bare sand or the bottom covered by a reddish algae, but not luxurious fields of waving green seagrass.
We know that restoring the Indian River Lagoon is a long-term effort requiring controls over hundreds of different sources dumping pollution into its waters.
We were lucky this summer. Remember last year, when there was more rain. That sparked algae blooms in the Indian River Lagoon, Blue Cypress Lake and on both coasts.
On Aug. 9 Brevard residents packed the Brevard County Commission Chamber. With a 5-0 vote, the Board of Commissioners passed a motion to put a referendum on the November ballot for a half-cent sales tax to fund projects for the restoration of the Indian River Lagoon (IRL).
Brevard residents packed the Brevard County Commission Chamber Aug. 9. and with a 5-0 vote, the Board of Commissioners passed a motion to put a referendum on the November ballot for a half-cent sales tax to fund projects for the restoration of the Indian River Lagoon (IRL).