"It has been over two months since I have been out to Black Point, in the Indian River Lagoon to check out the seagrass. I was hoping to find more growing than what I have found in years past. I think I am starting to see a pattern." Video by Peter Hinck, Member of Clean … Continue reading Indian River Lagoon Seagrass Update, 3/17/2020
Coastal Connections, Inc. was created in 2017 to foster a connection between people and the coastal wildlife by restoring the function and beauty of our coastal habitats through education, research, and conservation interactions. It is with this in mind that Coastal Connections has launched a Vero goes Zero campaign to encourage reduction of the use of … Continue reading Coastal Connections Launches “Vero Goes Zero” Campaign. Vero Beach, Florida
Manatees Dying in Droves on Both Coasts of FL / WIRED By: Carley, Fifth Grade, Glendale Elementary, Vero Beach, FL. Manatees in the Indian River Lagoon are dying off slowly because of the pollution. Pollution can cause harm to most animals because it makes algae and algae can kill almost all sea animals. Algae will … Continue reading How Pollution Effects Manatees in the Indian River Lagoon, FL.
On June 20, 2018 a new organization was formed, the “Clean Water Coalition of Indian River County” (CWC). CWC is an umbrella coalition - their members/partners are organizations, businesses and people with like interests and concerns - who are hoping to make a difference by being a larger group by way of their partners focused … Continue reading Newly Formed Clean Water Coalition of Indian River County, FL Presents Itself on January 17, 2019.
We have been writing a lot about how Barry Shapiro and Carter Taylor have been making allegations about the legality and environmental faults of Spoonbill Marsh and how on April 12, 2018 Barry Shapiro wrote: “I make no bones about it when I admit that my personal goal is to SHUT SPOONBILL DOWN.” Related articles: https://verocommunique.com/2018/05/06/indian-river-county-fl-spoonbill-marsh-is-being-attacked-by-barry-shapiro-and-carter-taylor-just-what-is-spoonbill-marsh/ … Continue reading Spoonbill Marsh, Vero Beach, FL. Issue One.
ON AUGUST 31, 2017 THE INDIAN RIVER COUNTY SOUTH BEACH PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION (SBPOA) IS CELEBRATING THEIR SILVER JUBILEE BY INVITING YOU TO THEIR EMINENT SPEAKERS FORUM. The South Beach Property Owners Association (SBPOA) does everything it can to protect the interests of its over 2,609 property owners. The South Beach extends from the 17th … Continue reading This is Your Invitation to Attend an August 31, 2017 Eminent Speakers Forum about Indian River County FL’s South Beach, Lagoon and Barrier Island.
THE 156-MILE LONG INDIAN RIVER LAGOON IS MADE UP OF FIVE MAJOR REGIONS. The Indian River Lagoon (IRL) is being threatened. "It is in a state of overall decline that threatens our environment, economy and quality of life. These challenges are complex. Symptoms include seagrass losses, wildlife deaths, the collapse of commercial shell … Continue reading Part Two: The Five Reporting Regions of the Indian River, FL Lagoon
Tampa Bay THE RESCUE OF TAMPA BAY BEGAN IN 1972, 45 YEARS AGO. NOW HERE WE ARE IN 2017, WITH THE TREASURE COAST BEGINNING TO COME TO TERMS WITH CLEANING UP THE INDIAN RIVER LAGOON. In the 1970's Tampa Bay was considered to be dead and many questioned if it could be saved. The Bay … Continue reading If Tampa, FL Successfully Cleaned Up it’s Bay, Florida’s Treasure Coast Should Able to Clean Up the Indian River Lagoon.
NEARLY HALF OF THE INDIAN RIVER LAGOON'S (IRL) 156 MILE LENGTH AND NEARLY 3/4 OF ITS AREA ARE WITHIN BEVARD COUNTY. IRL IS ONE OF THE LONGEST BARRIER ISLAND COMPLEXES IN THE U.S., OCCUPYING MORE THAN 30% OF FLORIDA'S EAST COAST. On February 7, 2017, Vero Beach City Council, with a three to two majority, … Continue reading While the Vero Beach, FL City Council Voted Not to Have Any Further Consideration on Charging Residents a $ 5.00 Monthly Fee to Protect the Indian River Lagoon, Brevard County Residents Overwhelmingly Voted for a Half Cent Sales Tax to Fund Clean-up Projects.
Dr. Valerie J. Paul IN ADDITION TO HER RESPONSIBILITY AS THE HEAD SCIENTIST AT SMITHSONIAN MARINE STATION IN FT. PIERCE, FL, DR. VALERIE J. PAUL HAS BECOME A SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR TO THE SOUTH BEACH PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION'S (SBPOA) BOARD OF DIRECTORS. In an April 12, 2017 announcement to the 2,609 members of the SBPOA, "Dr. Paul will … Continue reading Indian River County, FL South Beach Property Owners Association Announces a Scientific Advisor to its Board of Directors.