Save Our Indian River Lagoon on Florida's Space Coast

An incredibly vibrant sunrise over the calm water of the Indian River Lagoon that was designated a national estuary of significance by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1990. Estuaries are critical for the survival of fish, birds, and wildlife because they provide safe spawning grounds and nurseries. Healthy estuaries support profitable commercial fisheries. When in balance, plant and animal life flourishes.

1987 Congress established the National Estuary Program (NEP) as part of the Clean Water Act. The NEP's mission is to protect and restore the health of estuaries.

Copyright Notice Photography by

Stel Bailey

Stel Bailey, a cancer cluster survivor and environmental health advocate, is a researcher and journalist with more than two decades of multimedia experience, having been published globally.

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