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Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserves

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

January 2017

  • Lunch and Learn - The Spoil Islands
    Fri, Jan 17, 12 - 1 pm
    On Friday January 13th at noon, the Manatee Center's monthly Lunch and Learn program topic will be "The Spoil Islands of the Indian River Lagoon" presented by Ezra Appel and James Burke of Friends of Spoil Islands, a volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration and enhancement of the Spoil Islands. This presentation will provide a fascinating overview of the history, formation, and environmental importance of the 127 manmade Spoil Islands, during the creation of the Inter-Coastal Waterway (ICW) in the 1950s.
    We will also explore how these "mounds of rock and sand" evolved into a viable and important ecosystem that impacts our lives 70 years later. This is a FREE presentation. The Manatee Observation and Education Center is located at 480 N Indian River Dr in the downtown city marina area of Fort Pierce. For more information, please call 772-429-6266. 
  • Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival
    The IRLAP staff will be attending the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival on January 28.

February 2017


Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserves

If you want to help preserve the Indian River Lagoon, consider joining Friends of the Spoil Islands at http://friendsofspoilislands.org.

Last updated: February 03, 2017

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