Back pumping water into Lake Okeechobee

Indian Riverkeeper learned on January 28, 2016 that the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) was back pumping water into Lake Okeechobee through the S-2, S-3, and S-4 pump stations located on the lake’s southern shore. Back pumping uses pump stations to push water uphill and into Lake Okeechobee. The water is untreated, so any […]

Working with ORCA to deploy and monitor Kilroy devices. ©Darrell Brand.

Working with ORCA’s Kilroy devices

There are some fine systems available to us. The Ocean Research and Conservation Association in Ft. Pierce have developed the F.A.S.T. and Kilroy programs. Fast Assessment of Sediment Toxicity. The map a mile project in Vero is VERY telling. It paints a visual rendering of the pollution, and its strength. Dr. Edie Widder and her […]

Rallying for clean water at the state capitol in Tallahassee. ©Darrell Brand.

Message from the Riverkeeper

The Indian River gives to us all. The estimated annual economic value of the Indian River lagoon is $3,725,900,000. That is a staggering economic impact that affects both the communities and economies from Titusville all the way down to Jupiter.  Everyone along Indian River lagoon is directly dependant upon the health and vigor of the […]