Episode 9: The Indian River Lagoon Observation Network: Monitoring Lagoon Health

By |2024-05-15T13:22:29-04:00August 29th, 2023|Categories: One Voice Podcast|

In episode 9, we’re sitting down with Dr. Dennis Hanisak and Kristen Davis from Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. We cover IRLON, or Indian River Lagoon Observatory Network of Environmental Sensors, measuring the water quality and weather data of the lagoon, accessible data, community outreach and hope for the future. To learn [...]

Episode 8: Lagoon Perspectives From a 5th Generation Commercial Fishing Family

By |2024-05-15T13:38:20-04:00August 22nd, 2023|Categories: One Voice Podcast|

Executive Director Duane DeFreese chats with fifth-generation commercial fisherman Charlie Sembler about how the Indian River Lagoon has changed since he was young, his time in the Florida Legislature, and practical advice for educating elected officials and the general public on how to help the IRL return to health. To learn more about the [...]

Episode 7: IRL Restoration – Jumpstarting Seagrass Growth in the IRL

By |2024-05-15T13:47:59-04:00August 15th, 2023|Categories: One Voice Podcast|

IRL Community Engagement Coordinator, Jessy Wayles, sits down with Brevard Zoo Conservation Manager Olivia Escandell and Marine Discovery Center Conservation Science Coordinator Tess Sailor-Tynes to chat about historic funding in support of the Indian River Lagoon. They both have many exciting projects underway such as seagrass restoration, building seagrass nurseries, shuck & share oyster [...]

Episode 6: Conservation Lands Create Unique Recreation Opportunities on the IRL

By |2024-05-15T13:54:21-04:00August 8th, 2023|Categories: One Voice Podcast|

Indian River Lagoon Counties identify lands for purchase based on their conservation value with consideration to allowing for public access and recreational use and enjoyment. In episode 6 of our podcast, we talk with Beth Powell (Director of IRL County Parks), Amy Griffin (Environmental Resources Director of St. Lucie County), and Mike Knight (Program [...]

Episode 5: Professional Guides Talk Fishing on the IRL — Past & Present

By |2024-05-15T13:57:01-04:00August 2nd, 2023|Categories: One Voice Podcast|

In our fifth episode, we talk with Captain Jim Ross and Captain Blair Wiggins, commercial fishing guides and Indian River Lagoon locals who have witnessed first-hand many of the changes to the Lagoon’s ecosystem. We discuss the potential solutions to Lagoon issues, including the IRL Clam Project, and what everyone in the community can [...]


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