Indian River Lagoon http://wfit.org en Residents Gather To Show Support For A Lagoon In Crisis http://wfit.org/post/residents-gather-show-support-lagoon-crisis <p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Thousands of concerned citizens gathered this past Saturday to show their support for the Indian River Lagoon. Since January of this year, hundreds of manatees, dolphins and brown pelicans have died. Experts don&rsquo;t know the exact cause of the die off but suspect it is a combination of numerous factors including but not limited to; fertilizer runoff, septic tanks, algae blooms, climate change and more.</p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">People gathered at eight different locations all along the Indian River Lagoon, which runs 156 miles and through 6 counties on the east coast of Florida. The event was part of the National Estuaries day celebration. Hands Across the Lagoon was organized to call attention to the toxic waters and declining state of our lagoon and to ask local leaders to make the health of the lagoon a top priority. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 13:38:01 +0000 Terri Wright 27046 at http://wfit.org Residents Gather To Show Support For A Lagoon In Crisis Citizen Science For A Troubled Indian River Lagoon http://wfit.org/post/citizen-science-troubled-indian-river-lagoon <p>The Indian River Lagoon provides livelihood and recreation for thousands along the East Coast of Florida. Recent die offs of marine mammals have caused concern for experts and identifying the issues affecting the Lagoon have proven to be difficult. As with any ecosystem with a multitude of interactions between the species, the cause and effect are complex and interconnected. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 20:18:12 +0000 Terri Wright 25135 at http://wfit.org Citizen Science For A Troubled Indian River Lagoon Melbourne Yacht Club Announces The Nautical Or Not Flea Market And Open House http://wfit.org/post/melbourne-yacht-club-announces-nautical-or-not-flea-market-and-open-house <p>The Nautical or Not Flea Market and Open House comes to Melbourne Yacht Club Saturday, March 16<sup>th</sup> from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a great opportunity to shop for flea market treasures and check out the Melbourne boating scene.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:21:06 +0000 Rose Mantle 18463 at http://wfit.org Melbourne Yacht Club Announces The Nautical Or Not Flea Market And Open House