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Save the IRL-Town Hall Meeting


  SAVE THE LAGOON - TOWN HALL METING    by Preserve Brevard, Inc.


This educational event is being held when the early voting opens for the November 8, 2016 General Election.  Our  speakers will provide information that should help attendees understand issues related to the Brevard County Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Plan.

Keynote Speakers

Holly S. Greening, Executive Director of the Tampa Bay Estuary Program and Chair of the Association of National Estuary Programs. Holly will share information about her successful program that is certain to contain ideas that could apply to our lagoon.

John Trefry, PhD, Professor of Ocean Engineering and Science, Florida Institute of Technology. A respected expert in marine pollution, John has been leading research involving the muck and muck dredging in the Indian River Lagoon. He will discuss muck removal plans in the Brevard County Save Our Lagoon Project Plan.

DATE AND TIME  Wed, October 26, 2016

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT


Gleason Performing Arts Center,

Florida Institute of Technology

150 West University Boulevard

Melbourne, FL 32901

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A Public Forum on the Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Plan and Sales Tax Referendum



The health and prosperity of this delicate ecosystem is threatened by excessive pollution, harmful muck accumulation, and loss of natural filtration systems. Local restoration depends on local action, taking responsibility for local sources of pollution and implementing solutions locally.

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. The proposed sales tax would fund the plan to restore our lagoon.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Boaters Exchange 2145 US Hwy 1, Rockledge, FL 32955

Information Session and Question & Answer
The Panel will include:
Virginia Barker, Director of Brevard County Natural Resources Management Department
Curt Smith, Brevard County Commissioner
Scientist Duane De Freese, Executive Director the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program
Vince Lamb, Indian River Lagoon Coalition
Louis Gaudet, Take Back Our Waters, an action group

For more information, please visit the Brevard County Natural Resources Management Department website: http://www.brevardcounty.us/NaturalResources 

Terri Wright has held the position of General Manager at WFIT since 1998.