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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 (picnic tables, BBQ grills, and fire rings) later enjoyed and maintained by these same "end users". Exotic invasive plant removal and restoration of native plants is an essential component of the Spoil Island Project that ultimately improves habitat for birds and other wildlife. 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 Barchan Rodgers at Barchan.Rodgers@dep.state.fl.us or by phone at (772) 429-2995.

Volunteers planting native vegetation


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


Last updated: September 15, 2016

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