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Volunteering at Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserves Quick Topics

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 and hurricanes.

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.

Volunteers planting native vegetation

 

 

Last updated: August 04, 2014

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