Indian River Lagoon Public Forum Set For Tonight In Indian Harbour Beach At 6 p.m.
By Space Coast Daily // September 22, 2016
November sales tax referendum also on tap
ABOVE VIDEO: In March, this video was done by a citizen known on YouTube as “Joe Knows Fishing” and it shows just how extensive the fish kill is and some of the problem facing the lagoon.
BREVARD COUNTY • INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH, FLORIDA – A public forum on the Save Our Indian River Lagoon project and November sales tax referendum will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Gleason Park Recreation Center in Indian Harbour Beach.
The Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Plan is a 10-year strategy to restore lagoon health. The plan is designed to use science and data to achieve regulatory compliance cost-effectively; to maximize benefits; minimize risks; and optimize return on investment while fostering innovation and adaptation.
A half-cent sales tax has been proposed to fund the lagoon restoration plan.
The Indian River Lagoon, with its great diversity of plants and animals, is a national treasure that provides unique recreational opportunities and economic benefits to residents and visitors.
However, the health and prosperity of this delicate ecosystem is threatened by excessive pollution, harmful muck accumulation, and loss of natural filtration systems. Most of the Indian River Lagoon lies within Brevard County. Local restoration depends on local action, taking responsibility for local sources of pollution and implementing local solutions.
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