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Report Illegal Dumping 772-226-1888

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Volunteer Opportunities
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A Healthy Lagoon: Let's Chalk About It (Chalk art contest)


 The stormwater division hosts 1 to 2 Chalk Art contests a year around Indian River County promoting the health of the Lagoon. Be a volunteer and help hand out chalk and get people involved in educating others through beautiful artwork about our Lagoon. Email aperalta@ircgov.com to volunteer.



IRC Summer Camp for a Sustainable Future Camp Counselor

Volunteer internships for college and high school students. Our stormwater camps in 2017 will be bigger and more involved than our 2016 camps so we are looking for 3-4 camp counselors. Counselors should enjoy working with kids and be interested in environmental science while preferably pursuing a career in the field. College applicants will be expected to help teach the campers and will be required at all camp sessions. For more information email Alexis at aperalta@ircgov.com with Camp in the subject title.

Sebastian Lionfish Fest


All hands on deck! There are many volunteer opportunities at this event from checking tickets, to running water, to announcing raffle winners. **Experienced fisherman are especially needed for the weigh in of the Lionfish derby** Whether you can give 2 hours or 6 hours, sign up today to be added to the volunteer list, it's a great event full of fun and food! It's a grand event and we can only pull it off with all of your help. Email the Event Volunteer Coordinator, Alexis, to find a spot to fill: aperalta@ircgov.com.

Keep Indian River Beautiful

KIRB is the acronym for the non-profit organization, Keep Indian River Beautiful. It promotes livable neighborhoods by empowering individuals to take greater responsibility for enhancing their community through beautification projects, neighborhood cleanups, and school cleanup clubs. Visit www.kirb.org and learn how you can enhance your environmental stewardship knowledge and/or contribute your time and talents. You can also visit KIRB at their Reuse Center in the Indian River Mall. Call KIRB at 772-226-7738 or email keepirbeautiful@gmail.com.

Environmental Learning Center

The Environmental Learning Center (ELC) has been around for generations, establishing a learning environment for all ages of the community to preserve and enjoy nature. It is a nature center of high regard and offers many different levels of volunteer opportunities. The ELC is widely known for its Lagoon tours via boat or canoe, summer camps, and extensive mangrove walking trials. To learn more visit www.discoverELC.org, or email their volunteer coordinator at Nancy@discoverelc.org.
(Fun fact: Alexis, our stormwater educator, volunteered at the ELC in her youth and now enjoys working collaboratively with them on a frequent basis)

Adopt-A-Road Program

The Adopt-A-Road Program is a litter-reduction campaign designed to remove litter from county roads and improve the quality of the environment. The program establishes a partnership between volunteer groups and the County's Traffic Engineering Division. The program's success has improved the appearance of local roadways throughout the County while reducing the cost of litter removal. The County provides guidance and equipment to foster safe and effective cleanups and the volunteers do the work of gathering the litter along County-designated roads (residential and private roadways are not adoptable). County maintenance crews follow-up by picking up and disposing the collected trash. Volunteer groups contract to "adopt" a one mile stretch of road and commit to performing 4 clean-ups per year within that 1-mile segment. For more information contact the IRC Traffic Engineering (772) 226-1637 or traffic@ircgov.com

Adopt a Canal or Shoreline

Are you or your HOA/POA interested in committing to cleaning a canal and/or shore 4 times per year? If so, contact Keep Indian River Beautiful's Executive Director at keepirbeautiful@gmail.com 772-226-7738. If the canal/shore is available you will receive a two-year contract - there is no cost, and all supplies are provided by Keep Indian River Beautiful (KIRB). You or your group will be asked to maintain a data sheet with volunteer hours and the amount of collected garbage. To educate your neighbors on ways they can prevent water pollution, you can print and hang the following brochures on their doorknobs as part of the project: http://www.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/cu_door_hanger.pdf 


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