OUR INDIAN RIVER LAGOON IS HOME TO OVER

PLANT SPECIES

ANIMAL SPECIES

Our lagoon must be saved.

 

Because of its unique geographical location, bordering the temperate and sub-tropical zones, the Indian River Lagoon is the most biodiverse estuary in North America.

PRESERVING THE INDIAN RIVER LAGOON

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Besides its importance as a natural preserve, the waters of the lagoon also represent an extraordinary economic benefit to the area.

 

A 2016 economic study estimated that the Indian River Lagoon provides an annual benefit of $7.6 billion to residents and visitors (primarily related to recreational use) and a return on investment of 33:1.

 

Unfortunately, we have arrived at the tipping point for the Indian River Lagoon. Pushed any further, it will collapse into an algae-dominated, pollution-laden system that is unhealthy for fish, dolphins and humans alike. It’s not too late though. With your help we can tip the balance back toward clean water, filled with healthy and abundant wildlife.

WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE LAGOON

 

Community understanding of the problems that plague the Indian River Lagoon is the first step in implementing effective solutions to preserve our waterways.

MONITORING & MAPPING

 

ORCA’s use of innovative technologies is efficiently and economically monitoring water quality and engaging the community in the results.

ONE HEALTH

 

One Health recognizes that the health of humans is connected to the health of animals and the environment.

ORCA'S RESTORATIVE

EFFORTS

 

Extensive water quality & mapping research has shown us the problems; now we are prepared to utilize our data in an effort to reclaim the lagoon.

EDUCATING THE

COMMUNITY

 

The more individuals in our community know about the problems facing our lagoon, the more likely they are to make changes. ORCA’s education programs ensure that the next generation has the tools they need to preserve this valuable aquatic ecosystem.

INDIVIDUAL ACTION

MAKES A DIFFERENCE

 

There are simple steps you can take today to preserve the Indian River Lagoon for the next generation.

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Duerr Laboratory for Marine Conservation

1420 Seaway Drive

Fort Pierce, FL 34949

 

P: 772.467.1600     F: 772.467.1602

ORCA is dedicated to the protection and restoration of aquatic ecosystems and the species they sustain through the development of innovative technologies and science-based conservation action.

 

Please help support our mission.

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Ocean Research & Conservation Association, Inc.

 

Duerr Laboratory for Marine Conservation

1420 Seaway Drive

Fort Pierce, FL 34949

 

P: 772.467.1600     F: 772.467.1602

 

inquiries@teamorca.org

ORCA is dedicated to the protection and restoration of aquatic ecosystems and the species they sustain through the development of innovative technologies and science-based conservation action.

 

Please help support our mission.

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Ocean Research & Conservation Association, Inc.

 

Duerr Laboratory for Marine Conservation

1420 Seaway Drive

Fort Pierce, FL 34949

 

P: 772.467.1600

F: 772.467.1602

 

inquiries@teamorca.org