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.

If you would like to read prior versions of the plan you may request them by emailing

Additional Resources

The following documents are available to the public via Public Records Request. If you need the document(s) in an alternate format for accessibility purposes (e.g. Braille, large print, audio, etc.) or in Section 508 compliant format please note that in the request. Note: this may take additional time.
  • Septic Tanks Fact Sheet
  • Living Shorelines Fact Sheet
  • Fertilizer Fact Sheet
  • Muck Fact Sheet


SOIRL Dollars

Current Trust Funds Collected totals 185.7 million dollars and Current Trust Funds Spent totals 23.2 million dollars of a projected 489 million dollars over 10 years.

SOIRL Projects

Current Projects Contracted totals 95 and Current Projects Finished totals 39 out of 313 total projects and 142 original projects.


Current Nitrogen Removed or Prevented totals 67,811 pounds of a projected total of 1,272,347 pounds over 10 years. Current Phosphorous Removed or Prevented totals 5,350 pounds of a projected total of 105,125 pounds over 10 years.

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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