Save the Indian River Lagoon

Themes

Chapter: Sebastian Inlet
State: FL
Country: USA
Theme: Clean Water
Launch Date: August 01 2016
Completion Date: November 08 2016
Status: Victory

Goal
Save the Indian River Lagoon! The Indian River Lagoon is suffering from harmful algal blooms, toxic muck, and leaky septic systems. This November, voters in Brevard County will have the opportunity to approve a $302.8 million, 10-year cleanup plan for the Indian River Lagoon.

The plan is funded by a half-cent on the dollar sales tax designated exclusively for the lagoon. The lagoon cleanup plan allocates funds for muck removal, septic system removal and upgrades , fertilzer mangement, public education, and living shorelines. 

Victory! Voters overwhelmingly passed the sales tax to help clean up the Indian River Lagoon. On November 8th, 62% of voters said YES to restoring the Indian River Lagoon. The tax will raise $302 million over 10 years to implement a comprehensive Lagoon cleanup plan. The plan allocates funds for muck removal, septic system removal and upgrades , fertilzer mangement, public education, and living shorelines.  More