Full legal name: IRL Council
Public purpose: To sponsor and be responsible for the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program, whose goals are: 1. To attain and maintain water and sediment of sufficient quality to support a healthy estuarine lagoon ecosystem; 2. To attain and maintain a functioning, healthy ecosystem which supports endangered and threatened species, fisheries, commerce and recreation; 3. To achieve heightened public awareness and coordinated interagency management of the Indian River Lagoon ecosystem; and 4. To identify and develop long-term funding sources for prioritized projects and programs to preserve, protect, restore and enhance the Indian River Lagoon.
Boundaries / service area: The geographic territory of the IRL Council is situated within the counties of Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin.
Services provided: Sponsor of the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program.
Charter / creation document:
Executed Indian River Lagoon Interlocal Agreement (02-19-2015)
Amended Indian River Lagoon Interlocal Agreement (09-05-2015)
Second Amended Indian River Lagoon Interlocal Agreement (06-09-2017)
Statute or statutes under which the special district operates, if different from the statute or statutes under which the special district was established:
Chapter 189, Florida Statutes — Uniform Special District Accountability Act
Date established: February 24, 2015
Establishing entities: Volusia County, Brevard County, St. Lucie County, Martin County, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, St. Johns River Water Management District, South Florida Water Management District