Indian River Lagoon: ‘What We Know + Don’t Know’

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ABOVE MAP: The Indian River Lagoon: ‘What We Know + Don’t Know’ event will start at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 at Front Street Civic Center.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — The dying Indian River Lagoon is the focus of a panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at Front Street Civic Center, 2205 Front St, in downtown Melbourne.

What are the REAL problems in the dying Indian River Lagoon? Where do we go from here? Once the 'muck' is removed, what next? What's the real situation? Is the science 'in' yet? If not, what's missing? Can this world-class, great bio-diverse estuary with a regional impact of almost $3,800,000,000. every year to the lagoon region -- can this dying lagoon recover from decades of abuse? What do we know? And what don't we know? And what are we going to do about it? Discussion and Q+A from the audience. (SCPAFlorida.com image)

What are the REAL problems in the dying Indian River Lagoon? Where do we go from here? Once the ‘muck’ is removed, what next? What’s the real situation? Is the science ‘in’ yet? If not, what’s missing? Can this world-class, great bio-diverse estuary with a regional impact of almost $3,800,000,000. every year to the lagoon region — can this dying lagoon recover from decades of abuse? What do we know? And what don’t we know? And what are we going to do about it? Discussion and Q+A from the audience. (SCPAFlorida.com image)

Guest speakers are Dr. Tom Belanger, Professor, Marine & Environmental Systems, Florida Tech; Dick Martens, Director (retired), Brevard Utilities for 28 years; Troy Rice, Director, Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program, SJRWMD; and Dr. Leesa Souto, Executive Director, Marine Resources Council.

Free and open to the public, the event is co-hosted by Partnership for a Sustainable Future, Save Our Aquifer, Turtle Coast Sierra Club and Space Coast Progressive Alliance.

Free and open to the public, the event is co-hosted by Partnership for a Sustainable Future, Save Our Aquifer, Turtle Coast Sierra Club, and Space Coast Progressive Alliance.

Dr. Tom Belanger

Dr. Tom Belanger

What are the real problems in the dying Indian River Lagoon? Where do we go from here? Once the ‘muck’ is removed, what next? What’s the real situation? Is the science ‘in’ yet? If not, what’s missing?

Can the lagoon recover from decades of leaky sewage pipes, inadequate treatment, more than 90,000 septic tanks in Brevard County alone, and tons of fertilizer nutrients, all feeding growth of algae?

With a regional impact of almost $3,800,000,000 every year to the lagoon region, should we do everything possible to save the lagoon?

What do we know? And what don’t we know? And what are we going to do about it?

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL SPENCE GUERIN AT 321-917-2468


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