Most water pollution originates on land and has harmful effects on wildlife, fisheries, recreation and water supplies.

 

Here are some simple things you can do to help stop the damage and clean up our waters.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Living Consciously for the Lagoon

It takes a community. If everyone in our community commits to changing their individual actions to better our lagoon, then together we will preserve one of our greatest resources.

 

In the absence of significant industry, the documented decline in the health of the Indian River Lagoon can be traced primarily to nonpoint source pollution – this means that there’s not one source to blame; each of our actions (or inactions) plays a role in impacting the quality of the water in our lagoon. Storm water runoff, sewage spills and leaky septic tanks are just a few of the suspected sources of pollution.

We have arrived at the tipping point for the Indian River Lagoon.

 

Pushed any further, it will collapse into an algae-dominated, pollution-laden system that is unhealthy for fish, dolphins and humans alike. It's not too late though. With your help we can tip the balance back toward clean water, filled with healthy and abundant wildlife.

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Duerr Laboratory for Marine Conservation

1420 Seaway Drive

Fort Pierce, FL 34949

 

P: 772.467.1600     F: 772.467.1602

ORCA is dedicated to the protection and restoration of aquatic ecosystems and the species they sustain through the development of innovative technologies and science-based conservation action.

 

Please help support our mission.

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Ocean Research & Conservation Association, Inc.

 

Duerr Laboratory for Marine Conservation

1420 Seaway Drive

Fort Pierce, FL 34949

 

P: 772.467.1600     F: 772.467.1602

 

inquiries@teamorca.org

ORCA is dedicated to the protection and restoration of aquatic ecosystems and the species they sustain through the development of innovative technologies and science-based conservation action.

 

Please help support our mission.

We have arrived at the tipping point for the Indian River Lagoon.

 

Pushed any further, it will collapse into an algae-dominated, pollution-laden system that is unhealthy for fish, dolphins and humans alike. It's not too late though. With your help we can tip the balance back toward clean water, filled with healthy and abundant wildlife.

 

It takes a community. If everyone in our community commits to changing their individual actions to better our lagoon, then together we will preserve one of our greatest resources.

 

In the absence of significant industry, the documented decline in the health of the Indian River Lagoon can be traced primarily to nonpoint source pollution – this means that there’s not one source to blame; each of our actions (or inactions) plays a role in impacting the quality of the water in our lagoon. Storm water runoff, sewage spills and leaky septic tanks are just a few of the suspected sources of pollution.

 

Living Consciously for the Lagoon

 

Most water pollution originates on land and has harmful effects on wildlife, fisheries, recreation and water supplies.

 

Here are some simple things you can do to help stop the damage and clean up our waters.

Connect with ORCA

Ocean Research & Conservation Association, Inc.

 

Duerr Laboratory for Marine Conservation

1420 Seaway Drive

Fort Pierce, FL 34949

 

P: 772.467.1600

F: 772.467.1602

 

inquiries@teamorca.org