Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Plan
This Save Our Lagoon Project Plan outlines local projects planned to meet water quality targets
and improve the health, productivity, aesthetic appeal, and economic value of the lagoon.
Implementation of these projects is contingent upon funding raised through the November 8, 2016 referendum. This
referendum funding also allows the County to leverage additional dollars in match funding
from state and federal grant programs because the lagoon ecosystem is valued not only in Florida
but also nationally. Implementation of this plan will work to restore this national
treasure. Lagoon ecosystem response may lag several years behind completion of nutrient
reductions; however, major steps must begin as soon as possible to advance progress on the long road to
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2017 Supplement to the Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Plan
In order to accelerate recovery of Indian River Lagoon health and associated economic benefits, County staff reached out to municipalities and other community partners to find shovel-ready projects that could proceed during the current fiscal year. Numerous project acceleration and project substitution opportunities were reviewed by the Save Our Indian River Lagoon Citizen Oversight Committee on January 20th and February 17th. In total, 42 substitute projects were recommended by the Citizen Oversight Committee for consideration by the County Commission. Nearly half of these projects are ready to begin construction in the current fiscal year. The 2017 Supplement to the Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Plan contains this first set of proposed project substitutions and schedule accelerations, of which nearly half are ready to begin construction this year. The projects added in the 2017 Supplement to the Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Plan replace the least cost-effective of the previously planned projects of the same type in the same sub-lagoon, thereby delivering comparable pollution reduction benefits, sooner, and at a reduced total cost.
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Save Our Indian River Lagoon Ordinance
Read the Ordinance that was adopted in Regular Session of the Board of County Commissioners of Brevard County, Florida August 23, 2016.
Save Our Lagoon Presentation
The Save Our Lagoon Project Plan Presentation was presented to the County Commission on August 9, 2016 by:
- Virginia Barker, Director, Natural Resources Management Department
- Al Vazquez, Managing Partner, Closewaters LLC
- Dr. John Windsor, Professor Emeritus, Florida Institute of Technology Oceanography and Environmental Science
- Marcy Frick, REM, Senior Water Resources Engineer, Tetra Tech Inc.