Melbourne, Florida, September 29, 2013 - This week (September 23rd - 29th) marks the 25th anniversary of National Estuaries Day. According to Restore American Estuaries, "the purpose of National Estuaries Day is to increase national awareness of estuaries and how estuary conservation efforts supports our quality of life and economic well-being."
The Indian River Lagoon Estuary program is a member of a group of 28 independent estuary programs that work with the Association of National Estuary Programs (ANEP) which was established in 1987 by Congress to restore and protect estuaries of significant importance.
Yesterday on September 28th, National Estuary Day, Floridians gathered at six locations in five (5) counties to join hands in support of our precious 156-mile-long Indian River Lagoon.
At 9:45 a.m., the participants joined hands for 15 minutes as a symbol of support for the lagoon.
Hands across the Lagoon supporters gathered at following locations.
" New Smyrna South Causeway (State Road 44)
" Max Brewer Causeway in Titusville (SR 406)
" SR 520 Causeway in Cocoa Beach
" Melbourne Causeway (SR 192)
" Wabasso Causeway (SR 510)
" South Bridge Causeway in Fort Pierce (SR 1A)
" Stuart Causeway (SR 1A)
If you could not attend, view the slide show of photos taken at the Melbourne Causeway.
Until next time, be safe in the sun and have a great day on the water.