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Show Florida-friendly landscaping buffer near your waterway

How does this action
help our Lagoon?

If you live on a waterway, tributary or canal leading to the lagoon, it’s important to keep a vegetative buffer of native plants and shrubs near the water’s edge. This will help filter pollutants, prevent erosion and reduce sedimentation. Florida-friendly plants require no fertilizer, little or no extra irrigation, and minimal trimming—further preventing excess nutrients from accidentally entering the lagoon.

How much of a buffer do you need? Find your city’s fertilizer-free buffer zone.

Go one step further and plant a living shoreline or oyster reef on your waterfront property through Brevard Zoo’s Restore Our Shores Program. Mangroves stabilize the shoreline from erosion, provide a buffer zone from waves, and provide a complex habitat for marine life and birds. Oysters hold a vital role in keeping the lagoon ecosystem balanced due to their ability to filter nearly 50 gallons of water per day—providing constant water quality improvement.

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Upload a photo of your
property's shoreline.

Unsure of what types of plants are Florida-friendly?

  1. Check out the Florida Native Plant List by Keep Brevard Beautiful
  2. Visit your local plant nursery for advice
  3. Attend your city’s sustainability meetings for additional knowledge

Be sure to capture the waterline and your vegetative buffer in one shot.

landcape buffer diagram showing at least 10' native plant buffer and seawall or living shoreline

Join your neighbors and help restore our lagoon by completing simple actions like above

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