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Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserves

3300 Lewis Street
Fort Pierce, FL 34981
(772) 429-2995

January 2016

February 2016

  • Feb 11 - 12
    Indian River Lagoon Symposium
    The Indian River Lagoon Symposium (IRLS) is the result of a multi-institutional, multi-agency effort to provide a forum for discussing Indian River Lagoon science and its application to management of the lagoon. They symposium is open to scientists, decision makers, students, education and outreach professionals, and the interested public. The intent is to facilitate better communication among these groups so that the gaps between research and its application can be narrowed.
  • Feb 19 - 20, 9 am - noon
    Oyster Bagging and Reef Deployment Event - "Bird Island"
    The Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserves will be hosting an Oyster Shell Bagging and Reef Deployment Event at Geiger Point-Kiwanis Park in Melbourne. Volunteers will be bagging oyster shell as well as laying out the oyster reef modules in front of nearby "Bird Island". The oyster reef will act as a wave break for the shoreline in order to help decrease erosion and provide suitable habitat for oysters and associated organisms found on oyster reefs.  Bird Island is a small, yet important, active nesting island for many species of waterbirds. 
    Volunteers may be working in a parking lot as well as knee to waist high water.  Be sure to wear clothes you do not mind getting wet and dirty. Water, sunscreen, bug spray, gloves and any necessary tools needed will be provided. Space is limited to 35 volunteers. Parking is also limited so please try and carpool.
    To register or if would like further information, please contact Matthew R. Anderson at (772) 429-2995 or E-mail  matthew.r.anderson@dep.state.fl.us. If you need to speak to someone the day of the event, call (772) 579-8979.
    Map to Kiwanis Park at Geiger Point - 1313 Melbourne Causeway, Melbourne, FL 32901
  • Feb 26, 8 am - 3 pm
    2016 Indian River Lagoon Envirothon
    Environmental Learning Center, 255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach, FL
    The Envirothon is an outdoor competition designed to encourage student interest in natural resource conservation and environmental mangement. It is a field-oriented program in which students, working in teams of five, learn to use critical thinking and communications skills, work as a team, and develop their problem-solving abilities to answer written and oral questions and conduct hands-on investigations in five study areas: aquatic ecology, forestry, soils and land use, wildlife, and a current environmental issue. The IRL competition adds one additional subject area: ecology of the Indian River Lagoon, Florida, one of the most biodiverse estuaries in the continental United States.
  • Feb 27, 10 am - 3 pm
    Manatee Observation and Education Center's 20th Annual Nature Fest
    480 N. Indian Dr., Ft. Pierce, FL
    Staff will join more than 20 exhibitors at this educational and environmental festival that showcases the Treasure Coast's wildlife, natural resources, and Florida's great outdoors. Food and fun for everyone, and admission is free!


Last updated: February 01, 2016

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