Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Plan

The Save Our Indian River 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 (also known as “the half-cent sales tax”). It is projected to raise $542,000,000 over 10 years. 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.

Each year the plan is evaluated and updated with the most current scientific information and each year new projects are added from both municipalities and non-governmental agencies. The updated plan is reviewed by the Save Our Indian River Lagoon Citizen Oversight Committee, who then makes a recommendation to the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners for the final approval of the plan.

The current plan is available in the Downloadable Documents section.

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The 2023 Plan Update adds an additional 14 new projects for a total of 386 projects proposed over the ten years of the plan. Once completed, they will reduce and remove 1,309,977 pounds of nitrogen and 106,607 pounds of phosphorus annually from the Indian River Lagoon.

Project Plan Documents

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Updated as of 8/1/23

Trust Funds Collected totals 333.9 million dollars and Trust Funds Spent totals 67.5 million dollars with 317.7 million dollars underway plus spent of a projected 586 million dollars over 10 years.


Updated as of 8/17/23

Projects Contracted total 161 and Projects in Design total 151 out of 383 total projects.


Updated as of 8/17/23

Project Construction total 108, Project Underway plus Construction total 163 and Projects Complete total 79 out of 383 Projects.


Updated as of 8/17/23

Current Nutrients Removed or Prevented total 235,019 pounds of nitrogen with 979,649 pounds in progress plus complete of 1,309,977 total pounds and 14,012 pounds of phosphorus with 72,496 pounds in progress plus complete of 106,607 total pounds.

View the Project Story Map  to learn more about the location, benefits, and status of all projects in the Save Our Indian River Lagoon Plan.

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