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Indian River, other Florida restoration projects get funding

Florida restoration projects will be able to move ahead, thanks to funding just approved by Congress; read more here.

Under the Water Resources Development Act, Congress has approved funding for several restoration projects: $1.4 billion for the Indian River Lagoon, $375 million for Picayune Strand State Forest, $81 million for an impoundment area near Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and $10 million to restore Peanut Island. There is also $1.5 million to study how strong the dike is around Lake Okeechobee.

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Wildlife suffering from boat contacts on Indian River Lagoon

“In these past couple of weeks or so, every time I’ve been out on the water I’ve seen some type of animal injured by a human” – Nov. 20, Vero Beach Press-Journal

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