County Logo
 
Save our Lagoon

Brevard County Save Our Lagoon

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 recovery.

Click here to read the full Plan

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.

Click here to read the Supplement

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.
Contact Webmaster about this website's content, services, or technical issues.
Board of County Commissioners
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way  Viera, FL 32940
Tel: (321) 633-2000
Subscribe to Brevard County Public Information Releases and Newsletters
Subscribe to Brevard County Public Information Releases
County Webmail | Using Our Site | Privacy Statement | ADA Notice | Site Map
Copyright © 2017 Brevard County, Florida. All rights reserved.

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.