In our fourth episode, we’re talking about the importance of seagrass. Seagrasses are at the crux of many issues facing the Indian River Lagoon. But why are these underwater grasses so important? How do they impact water quality and ecology? And what is being done to nurse their damaged populations back to health? Lori Morris [...]
In our third episode, we sit down to discuss the Brevard Zoo’s new Aquarium Project. In September of 2021, the Canaveral Port Authority approved the construction of a new, 14-acre aquarium in conjunction with the Brevard Zoo. This will be a major educational resource for students, citizens, and scientists alike. The Indian River Lagoon National [...]
In our second episode, we focus on the threatened species of manatees. Manatees are among the most beloved creatures that call the Indian River Lagoon home—but these graceful sea cows have recently been threatened with a concerning spike in deaths. The IRL Council sits down with Dr. Martine de Wit from the Florida Fish and [...]
Welcome to “One Lagoon, One Voice: The Podcast,” where members of the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program sit down with scientists, researchers, and community leaders to discuss important issues facing the 156-mile-long estuary on Florida’s east coast. Learn more about hot topics like seagrass restoration, manatee populations, and much more on the only show [...]
The IRL Council encourages an integrated approach to transportation planning that considers water quality, climate change and cross-jurisdictional solutions to address infrastructure challenges. Read more about the Council’s position on current design plans for State Road 528 in the links below. IRL Council SR528 Letter Resolution 2019-03
Part of creating a healthy community means that we need to work towards being more eco-friendly with our buildings and infrastructure. Not only is it better for the environment, it is also good for the economy and for your pockets.