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Indian River Lagoon Cleanup Gets More Funding

Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.
Amy Green
The Florida Channel
Muck scientist John Trefry eyes one of two dredges removing muck from the Indian River Lagoon.

Cleanup for the Indian River Lagoon is getting a $24 million infusion from the state.

The money is aimed at eliminating the nutrient pollution that nourishes algae blooms. A bloom last year triggered the worst fish kill in the lagoon in modern history.

Some $10 million will go toward removing muck from the Eau Gallie River, a lagoon tributary. The foul-smelling black substance is an accumulation of decades of nutrient pollution.

Rockledge will get $162,000 for septic tank removal.