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Save the Indian River Lagoon

Victory | November 08 2016

Clean Water

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

Clean Water

Everyone should have access to clean water to surf, swim and play in. The Surfrider Foundation is taking a multi-tiered approach to tackle ocean pollution problems. We are testing the waters for bacteria and toxins, raising public awareness and finding real solutions to ocean pollution; solutions that restore healthy watersheds, protect local water supplies and keep pollution from reaching the ocean.

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