Indian River Lagoon

Volunteers bag oyster shells to create a reef to help filter water and create habitat for oysters and other creatures in the Indian River Lagoon. If you think you'd like to help or find out more, you can email St. Lucie County Coastal Resources Supervisor  Jim Oppenborn at

You can read the study, compiled by Florida Realtors and the Everglades Foundation by clicking here.

Voters Consider Water Issues

Oct 2, 2014

For decades, coastal residents to the east and west of Lake Okeechobee have battled ecological damage caused by an influx of fresh water released from the lake.  The releases safeguard the dike which encircles the lake. As Jill Roberts reports, many voters who live along the Indian River Lagoon on Florida’s east coast will have water issues on their mind as they cast their ballots this election season.

The $500,000 study is funded by Scott's Miracle-Gro and aims to identify the cause of the most serious pollution in the lagoon.

State Representative Gayle Harrell

Mar 11, 2014

State Representative Gayle Harrell talks with Jill Roberts about her priorities for the current legislative session.

State Representative Debbie Mayfield

Mar 11, 2014

State Representative Debbie Mayfield talks with Jill Roberts about legislation she's introduced and her priorities for the current legislative session.

Our Global Estuary

Oct 23, 2013

A three day international workshop on global estuary health concluded this week at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Ft. Pierce.  Find out more about Our Global Estuary.

Lagoon protest follow-up

Aug 14, 2013

We check in with Clint Starling who organized the protest to see how it went.

Mercury study in Indian River Lagoon

Jul 12, 2012

Harbor Branch scientists want to collect hair samples from anglers who may consume fish from the lagoon.  A meeting will be held at The Lagoon House in Palm Bay July 17 from 12 p.m. till 2 p.m..  You can get more information on the study or volunteer by emailing Adam Schaefer at

Summer Sun

Jul 3, 2012

Young campers learn about the environment at Indian River County's Environmental Learning Center.  You can find out more about camps here.