Join leaders from the efforts to restore the Indian River Lagoon in Brevard County to learn about he condition of the lagoon and the work under way to improve it. Florida Tech professor Robert Weaver will serve as emcee for the event. Thursday, March 1 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Hell ‘N Blazes Brewing Co.
Today’s problems in the Indian River Lagoon (IRL) have evolved through a complex set of interrelated issues that have led to the decline of lagoon health. The Indian River Lagoon Research Institute (IRLRI) was recently established at the Florida Institute of Technology with the mission to develop and implement sustainable solutions for the revitalization and maintenance of the IRL.
A group of more than 20 faculty members with decades of scientific research experience in the IRL have come together to improve understanding and develop solutions in the following areas: muck and nutrients, lagoon flow, nutrient reduction, sediment loading, ecosystem recovery, policy and management, and engineering technologies. Part of the mission of the IRLRI also includes outreach and education to help the community and lagoon stakeholders understand the importance of IRL problems and their role in creating solutions. The IRLRI is striving to collaborate with numerous institutions and agencies along the lagoon with the common goal of improving the IRL system.