How Lagoon Loyal Works
Simple actions lead to valuable rewards.
Do you live in Brevard County, want the health of the Indian River Lagoon to improve, but unsure how to help? The good news is there are simple actions you can take in your very own yard to help heal the lagoon.
Imagine the cumulative positive impact over 250,000
Brevard County households1 can have on the lagoon.
The majority of Brevard County is part of the Indian River Lagoon watershed. Most of the land, drainage ditches, canals and tributaries can drain into the lagoon, delivering thousands of pounds of algae-feeding nutrients from stormwater along with it. So, whether you live miles away, your home could still impact the lagoon.
What actions prevent these algae-feeding nutrients?
COMPLETE LAGOON-FRIENDLY ACTIONS.
Reduce your polluting footprint on the lagoon by completing these simple actions below.
Not only will you be helping the lagoon, you’ll also be rewarded with local business coupons just for participating!
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
CONVERT LAGOON-FRIENDLY ACTIONS TO REWARDS.
The Lagoon Loyal program is modeled after a merchant rewards system. Here's how it works:
ARE YOU LAGOON LOYAL?
Sign up to become Lagoon Loyal and get rewarded for helping the lagoon!