The Indian River Lagoon is a diverse, shallow water estuary stretching across 40 percent of Florida’s east coast from Ponce de Leon Inlet in Volusia County to the southern boundary of Martin County. The lagoon, designated as an estuary of national significance, is a critical water body in the state. For many decades, the health of the estuary has been impacted by excess nutrient pollution and freshwater flows. Our presentation for the evening will feature Jessy Wayles, Community Engagement Coordinator with the Indian River Lagoon Council. Jessy will talk about the shoreline restoration projects that are spearheaded by the Council along with their efforts to clean up the Indian River Lagoon.
The Indian River Lagoon Council (IRL Council) & Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program (IRLNEP) provides a non-regulatory, stakeholder- driven, collaborative approach to coastal watershed restoration and protection. The initiative is comprised of federal, state and local citizen stakeholders dedicated to developing and implementing science- based actions to restore and maintain the natural, social and economic assets of the Indian River Lagoon.The IRL Council is comprised of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the St. Johns River and South Florida water management districts; Volusia, Brevard, St. Lucie and Martin counties as well as the Indian River County Lagoon Coalition.
The Lagoon is a Regional Conservation Priority for Florida Audubon. Our chapter supports all efforts to protect, maintain and restore this important resource through advocacy and education.
This meeting will be conducted over Zoom at the link below. You can connect at anytime between 6:30PM and 7:00PM. The presentation will begin at 7:00PM. Chapter announcements and a brief business meeting will follow.
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Meeting ID: 842 1518 2352