Florida Coastal Office
National Estuarine Research Reserves
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Florida Oceans Council
Gulf of Mexico Alliance
The Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserve staff coordinates monthly volunteer work days on spoil islands
and shorelines for habitat restoration and public access improvements. Volunteers are
taking a hand in improving visitor access (clearing hurricane debris and trash) and rebuilding public
recreation facilities (docks/gazebos/picnic tables) later enjoyed and maintained by these same "end
users". Exotic invasive plant removal and restoration of native plants is an essential component of
the island enhancement program that ultimately improves habitat for birds and other organisms.
Mangroves and cord grass plantings have successfully stabilized eroded island shorelines from storms
If you are interested in volunteering at the Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserves, contact Marc Virgilio at
Marc.Virgilio@dep.state.fl.us or by phone at (772) 429-2995.
August 04, 2014
2012 State of Florida