Water Quality Issues
CCA has been concerned about the declining health of the Indian River Lagoon (IRL) for many years. We understand that the health of the IRL did not degrade overnight and likewise will not be fixed overnight. We have been in contact with state and local officials, scientists, and stakeholders and will continue the dialogue and discussions indefinitely. CCA's recently hired staff scientist was invited onto the Indian River Lagoon Council Restoration Team and is actively engaged in working towards solutions.
 
The recent fish kills in the IRL are reportedly the worst ever seen by fishermen and residents.  In response to this, Brevard County Commissioner Trudie Infantini has proposed two resolutions concerning the water quality in the IRL. This Tuesday the Brevard County commissioners will consider the two resolutions which include Resolution "C" - declaring the IRL the highest priority, second to none, in Brevard County, and Resolution "D" - asking Governor Rick Scott to declare a state of emergency in Brevard County.
 
CCA supports these proposals, most notably the declaration of a state of emergency in Brevard County. On February 26, 2016, Governor Rick Scott signed Executive Order 16-59 which declared a state of emergency in Lee, Martin and St. Lucie counties concerning the discharging water from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries. CCA believes that the water quality and fish kill issues facing Brevard County are equally worthy of a declaration of a state of emergency.
 
The commission meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 29th at 9:00am at the Brevard County Government Center, Building C, 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera. CCA encourages you to please attend the meeting and show your support to the commission, the community and the state of Florida. We also encourage you to contact Governor Rick Scott and the Brevard County Commissioners.
 
Governor:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Brevard County Commissioners:
Robin Fisher, District 1 Commissioner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jim Barfield, District 2 Commissioner - Chair, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Trudie Infantini, District 3 Commissioner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Curt Smith, District 4 Commissioner - Vice Chair, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Andy Anderson, District 5 Commissioner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Join CCA Banner

Donate to CCA Florida

Click Here to Make a Donation

Join CCA Banner