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With beaches closed, other outdoor venues remain wide open

With the island’s beaches and state parks closed due to COVID-19, there still are plenty of safe,

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Scientist: Water to flush Bethel Creek would only flow one way

The scientist in charge of an $800,000 state-funded research project looking at the feasibility of f

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Climate effects make Lagoon clean up plan a challenge

Accomplishing the Indian River Lagoon Council's ten-year conservation and management plan for cleani

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Another invasive species spreads north from South Florida to Indian River County

Lost in the furor over the spread of Burmese pythons, lionfish and iguanas in Florida is another des

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Study of diamondback terrapins underway on the barrier island north of Barber Bridge

The nearly 12 miles of lagoon shoreline the Indian River Land Trust has acquired over the past decad

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ORCA recruits students, parents and retirees to help with lagoon research projects

The Ocean Research and Conservation Association just recruited 14 new volunteer citizen scientists t

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Sunrise Rotary offering homeowners cash to build ‘rain gardens’ that cut lagoon pollution

For years, scientists and conservationists up and down the 156-mile-long Indian River Lagoon have sa

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County’s bird population stable despite environmental threats

Indian River County is known for its colorful, abundant bird life and, so far, the county’s bird p

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Pelican Island Audubon Society wants to get rid of grass to save the lagoon

Pelican Island Audubon Society president Dr. Richard Baker says grassy lawns are bad for the Indian

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The Moorings, St. Ed’s collaborate with scientists on novel ecology project

Oysters have been used widely in the Indian River Lagoon for small-scale water purification in recen

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Portuguese man o’ war again bringing pain to island beaches

Beware the blue-hued bulbous creatures you may see – or fail to notice – washed up on our beache

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‘Three hurricanes worth of sand’ added to beach

Beachgoers were taken aback last week when massive Sahara Desert-like sand dunes appeared on the bea