Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Plan

The Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Plan outlines local projects planned to meet water quality targets and improve the health, productivity, aesthetic appeal, and economic value of the lagoon. Implementation of these projects is contingent upon funding raised through the November 8, 2016 referendum (also known as “the half-cent sales tax”). It is projected to raise $489,000,000 over 10 years. This referendum funding also allows the County to leverage additional dollars in match funding from state and federal grant programs because the lagoon ecosystem is valued not only in Florida, but also nationally.

Each year the plan is evaluated and updated with the most current scientific information and each year new projects are added from both municipalities and non-governmental agencies. The updated plan is reviewed by the Save Our Indian River Lagoon Citizen Oversight Committee, who then makes a recommendation to the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners for the final approval of the plan.

The current plan is available in the Downloadable Documents section.

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The 2021 Plan Update adds an additional 28 new projects for a total of 313 projects proposed over the ten years of the plan. Once completed, they will reduce and remove 1,272,347 pounds of nitrogen and 105,125 pounds of phosphorus annually from the Indian River Lagoon.

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Trust Funds Collected totals 263.2 million dollars and Trust Funds Spent totals 44.8 million dollars with 269.1 million dollars underway plus spent of a projected 542 million dollars over 10 years.


Projects Contracted total 127 and Projects in Design total 124 out of 372 total projects.


Project Construction total 83, Project Underway plus Construction total 132 and Projects Complete total 63 out of 372 Projects.


Current Nutrients Removed or Prevented total 123,771 pounds of nitrogen with 867,910 pounds in progress plus complete of 1,272,347 total pounds and 9,404 pounds of phosphorus with 65,920 pounds in progress plus complete of 105,125 total pounds.

View the Project Story Map to learn more about the location, benefits, and status of all projects in the Save Our Indian River Lagoon Plan.

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