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Free Community Event

Residents, students, non-proifit members, civic groups, government officials and visitors who are concerned with the health of the Indian River Lagoon are invited to attend.


Indian River Lagoon Workshop

“Are we making any progress?”




 8:30-9:00    Registration


9:00-9:05    Welcome, Invocation, Pledge Tim Zorc


9:05-9:15    2016 Legislative Update

Representative Debbie Mayfield


9:15-9:40    Indian River Lagoon Council

Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program

                   Dr. Duane De Freese, Ph.D.

                   Sebastian, Florida 


9:40-10:00  Fertilizer Enforcement / Storm Water Education

                   Alexis Peralta

Indian River County Public Works


10:00-10:25 Ground Water movement and Septic Tanks

                    Osprey South Relief Canal Algae Turf Scrubber

                    Vincent Burke, PE

                    Indian River County Utilities Director


10:25-10:30 Break


10:30-10:50 Septic to Sewer and ways to get there.

 Carter Taylor

 Indian River Neighborhood Association

 Vero Beach, Florida


10:50-11:15 Seagrass and Water Quality

                    Dr. Charles Jacoby, Environmental Scientist

 St Johns River Water Management District

 Palatka, Florida


11:15-11:40 Nutrient remediation water technology. “Water Scrubbing”

 Bill Eggers, VP Science & Technology


 Winter Park, Florida


11:40-12:10 Bethel Creek, Indian River Lagoon & Destin Harbor, what do they have in common?

                    David Bazylak

 Destin Harbor Pump Station

                    City of Destin, Florida

 Where do we go from here? and Q&A


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Indian River County Administration Complex 1801 27th Street, Vero Beach, Florida, 32960, United States Get Directions


County Commissioner Tim Zorc cordially invites you to attend the 2nd "Indian River Lagoon Workshop: Are we making progress?" A look at our Lagoon 3 years ago and into the future.