Take Simple Actions Each Day to Protect the Lagoon.
Not only will you be helping the lagoon, you’ll also be rewarded with exclusive business rewards just for participating!
Here’s how Lagoon Loyal works:
Brevard County residents have reported hundreds of ways they’ve personally reduced excess nutrient pollution from entering our beloved waterway. Keep up the great work!
Total Lagoon Loyal
Total Lagoon Loyal
Total Lagoon Loyal
LAGOON LOYAL ACTIONS
Reduce your polluting footprint on the lagoon by completing these simple actions below.
I pledge to go fertilizer free this summer
Summer rain can wash fertilizer away from your lawn and into the lagoon.5 Lagoon LoyalTM Points
Read a lagoon-centric article
Dive deeper into a specific topic to discover how it relates to the health of the lagoon.5 Lagoon LoyalTM Points
Take the “What’s Your Lagoon Footprint?” quiz
Find out what more you could be doing to reduce pollutants from entering the lagoon.5 Lagoon LoyalTM Points
Join the Ten for Ten Collection Challenge
Divert recyclables from the landfill by collecting 10 pounds of waste.10 Lagoon LoyalTM Points
Place yard waste on your lawn for pickup
Learn why the street is no place for landscape debris10 Lagoon LoyalTM Points
Locate your septic tank & drainfield
Click for tips to help you find it and why you should protect it.10 Lagoon LoyalTM Points
Show Lagoon-friendly landscaping buffer near your waterway
What lagoon filters exist on your property’s shoreline?10 Lagoon LoyalTM Points
Blow grass clippings back into your lawn after mowing
Find out how beneficial grass clippings are for your yard!10 Lagoon LoyalTM Points
Purchase a portable ashtray
Cigarette butt litter can post a hazard to animals and marine life when left on the ground.15 Lagoon LoyalTM Points
Install an irrigation rain sensor
Reduce irrigation operating costs and stormwater runoff potential.15 Lagoon LoyalTM Points
Purchase lagoon-friendly fertilizer
Limit excess fertilizer nutrients entering the lagoon by knowing what to look for at the store.15 Lagoon LoyalTM Points
Purchase biodegradable vehicle soap
Before you lather up your car for a home wash, take a look at your soap label.15 Lagoon LoyalTM Points
Purchase biodegradable pet waste bags
What’s the scoop on dog poop?15 Lagoon LoyalTM Points
Wash your vehicle at a commercial car wash
Keep harmful suds and dirt off the street and out of the lagoon.15 Lagoon LoyalTM Points
Purchase a lagoon-friendly plant
Allow your yard to coexist with nature, rather than compete with it.15 Lagoon LoyalTM Points
Upgrade your septic system
Approximately 20% of the pollution in the Indian River Lagoon is from septic systems30 Lagoon LoyalTM Points
Catch a fish & donate it
Become a citizen scientist and help the lagoon by donating fish!30 Lagoon LoyalTM Points
Adopt a lagoon-friendly lawn
Protecting the lagoon begins in your yard.30 Lagoon LoyalTM Points
Schedule a septic system inspection
19% of the nitrogen pollution in the lagoon comes from septic systems.30 Lagoon LoyalTM Points
Attend the next lagoon event
Learn hands-on from the experts! Attend a lagoon educational or volunteer restoration event.30 Lagoon LoyalTM Points
Install & properly set your irrigation timer
Know when and how long to water your lawn.30 Lagoon LoyalTM Points
Install a rain barrel
Conserve water while reducing stormwater runoff.30 Lagoon LoyalTM Points
Honor the fertilizer ban during our rainy season: Jun 1 – Sep 30. Heavy rains can flush fertilizer off your grass and into the lagoon. Adopt these lawn care tips to keep our lagoon clean.
Malfunctioning septic systems can reduce your property value, create health concerns and harm lagoon aquatic life. Follow these simple tips to maintain your system.
BLOW GRASS CLIPPINGS
BACK INTO THE LAWN.
When grass clippings are left in the street, rain can wash them into stormdrains and the lagoon, contributing to the accumulation of muck. Keep grass off streets and away from water.
Excess irrigation leads to water runoff, which can introduce harmful pollutants into the lagoon. Commit to these water-saving tips to help the lagoon.
PICK UP AFTER
When pet waste is left on the ground, harmful bacteria can enter the lagoon through stormdrains and ditches. Make it your business to pick up your pet’s business.
WASH YOUR CAR
OVER YOUR LAWN.
Your lawn acts like a filter to keep harmful suds and dirt off the street and out of the lagoon. Reduce vehicle pollution to help save the lagoon.
IN ITS PLACE.
Litter left on roadways can be carried to stormdrains and into the lagoon – impacting our wildlife and our wallets. Help keep Brevard (and the lagoon) beautiful.
LAGOON LOYAL BUSINESSES
Each time you complete a lagoon-friendly action, you can earn points that add up to discounts at local business who support lagoon restoration efforts.