Hands Across the Lagoon events are occurring in all five lagoon counties to call attention to the declining condition of our Indian River Lagoon and to ask our leaders to make the health of the lagoon a top priority.
Devastating algae blooms in 2011 and 2012 destroyed 60% of the lagoon's seagrasses. Since the fall of 2012, and continuing this year, the lagoon's wildlife is under threat, with the unexplained deaths of many brown pelicans, manatees and dolphins.
Join your friends and neighbors in standing up for lagoon protection and restoration. At 9:45 a.m., participants will join hands for 15 minutes to show that we care about the lagoon and want to see it restored to a healthy condition.