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 $542,000,000 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 2022 Plan Update adds an additional 20 new projects for a total of 372 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. The Draft 2023 Plan Update will be going the the Citizen Oversight Committee on January 20th for their recommendation and will go to the Board of County Commissioners in February for final approval.

Project Plan Documents

If you would like to read prior versions of the plan you may request them by emailing IRLProject@brevardfl.gov.

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Updated as of 1/18/23

Trust Funds Collected totals 295.0 million dollars and Trust Funds Spent totals 57.1 million dollars with 316.0 million dollars underway plus spent of a projected 542 million dollars over 10 years.

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Updated as of 1/18/23

Projects Contracted total 148 and Projects in Design total 135 out of 372 total projects.

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Updated as of 1/18/23

Project Construction total 97, Project Underway plus Construction total 151 and Projects Complete total 72 out of 372 Projects.

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Updated as of 1/18/23

Current Nutrients Removed or Prevented total 164,988 pounds of nitrogen with 969,477 pounds in progress plus complete of 1,272,347 total pounds and 11,484 pounds of phosphorus with 70,321 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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