The Indian River Lagoon at sunrise from Titusville, Florida

The Indian River Lagoon:
An estuary in distress **

The Indian River Lagoon is a diverse, shallow-water estuary stretching across 40 percent of Florida's east coast. Spanning 156 miles from Ponce de Leon Inlet in Volusia County to Jupiter Inlet in Palm Beach County, the lagoon is an important commercial and recreational fishery and economic resource to the state and region. The total estimated annual economic value of the lagoon is $3.7 billion, supporting 15,000 full and part-time jobs and providing recreational opportunities for 11 million people per year.
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Fast facts about the Indian River Lagoon
St. Johns River Water Management District Newsletter

What people in the region can do to help the Indian River Lagoon

Indian River Lagoon News and Events

This Facebook page has been created by local citizens that live and play in the Indian River Lagoon Watershed.
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Visit the Indian River Lagoon Website

This website is a partnership of various organizations, scientists, researchers and other individuals with an interest in the Indian River Lagoon. The Indian River Lagoon (IRL) is a unique, highly diverse, shallow-water estuary of national significance stretching along 40 percent of Florida's east coast. While the IRL's environmental importance is clear, the lagoon is also an economic engine, generating more than $3.7 billion per year to the state of Florida.
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Indian Riverkeeper

The Indian River Lagoon — the most biologically diverse estuary in North America — straddles 156 miles of Florida's east coast, from Ponce Inlet in Volusia County, south to Jupiter Inlet in Palm Beach County. It is a salt water "tidal lagoon". It is the body of water within this geographical area between the mainland and the barrier island and that which the Indian Riverkeeper strives to help protect for future generations.
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The Indian River Lagoon

... is a grouping of three lagoons: Mosquito Lagoon, Banana River, and the Indian River, on the Atlantic Coast of Florida. It was originally named Rio de Ais after the Ais Indian tribe, who lived along the east coast of Florida.
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Connecting People to the Sea - By Duane E. De Freese, Ph.D.


Florida Department of Health in Brevard County promotes awareness of Vibrio vulnificus


Indian River Lagoon News and Events - Facebook


Back-to-back algae outbreaks threaten all life in Indian River Lagoon

Dead sea grass on the Indian River Lagoon
Dead sea grass piles up on the shores of the Indian River Lagoon....
August 20, 2012
By Kevin Spear, Orlando Sentinel
TITUSVILLE — The lagoon that hugs much of Florida's east coast and has the richest array of marine plants, fish and wildlife in North America is under attack from the worst known outbreak of harmful algae in its history.

A large portion of the Indian River Lagoon, an essential estuary for everything from manatees and sea turtles to sport fish and shrimp, now has the appearance of muddy water, as if roiled by the runoff of a flash flood.


The Indian River Lagoon


MORE RECOMMENDED LINKS

  Turf Grass and the Indian River Lagoon -- a healthy lagoon is a necessity; healthy turf grass is not: http://www.scpaflorida.com/item/2824-turf-grass-the-lagoon

Seagrasses and the lagoon -- healthy seagrasses are imperative; healthy turf grass is not: http://www.scpaflorida.com/item/2800-loss-of-eagrass-indian-river-lagoon

Sea grass gains good sign for Tampa Bay -- homeowners and others have adjusted for the Bay  http://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/water/sea-grass-gains-signal-cleaner-future-for-tampa-bay/2110134

Green Sea Turtles in Indian River Lagoon, 50 to 70 percent are diseased: http://inwater.org/projects/projects-overview/indian-river-lagoon/

Florida's Slime Crimes -- algae slimes our waters around the state  - http://www.sierraclubfloridanews.org/2012/07/new-link-to-florida-slime-crime-tracker.html
http://goo.gl/maps/uJEE
https://www.facebook.com/FloridaSlimeCrimes

Indian River Lagoon Call to Action, petition, sign up local businesses, neighbors: http://mrcirl.org/pdf/IRL_Call_to_Action.pdf

Floridians Clean Water Declaration Campaign, as of Feb. 9 more than 6,000 petitions signed, add yours: http://www.wewantcleanwater.com/

Be Floridian -- Tampa Bay estuary program provides lawn care tips and more: http://www.befloridian.org/

On Fertilzer Ordinances http://www.scpaflorida.com/item/2805-on-fertilizer-ordinances















 


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