Vero Nixes Stormwater Utility

On February 7, 2017 the Vero Beach City Council, in a 3-2 majority vote, declined any further consideration of a Stormwater Utility

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IRNA Tour New Intergenerational Facility

February 28 County Commissioner Peter O'Bryan was our host to a guided tour

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Indian River joins St. Lucie Opposition to compost permit

The proposal would use some recycled human waste. IRNA took a position in this matter and you can see more inside.

Spring 2017 News Magazine

Bob Graham: Lawmakers Ignoring ‘Will of the People’ on Florida Forever Funding

In 2014 voters in Florida approved a statewide amendment to dedicate a source of funding to preserve sensitive lands, a major source of water. The IRNA supported that referendum which today is still known as the "Water and Land Legacy Amendment".

Time runs out on Senate bill to preempt local regulation of Short Term Rentals

With only five bills remaining its Special Order Calendar, SB 188 being the last--the Senate was forced to move on to confirmations appointees and business being returned by the House for passage, leaving SB 188 on Vacation Rentals tabled.

Historic Preservation Month

The county passed a resolution to name May Historic Preservation month.

IRNA Produces Top Notch Fertilizer Brochure

The IRNA Is pleased to announce our latest endeavor in educating the local community on the new fertilizer ordinance in the county, Vero Beach, Indian River Shores and Sebastian. In this brochure you will find a lot of information on what you can and can’t do legally. There is also general information on fertilizer and what you can ask your landscaper, to make sure they aren’t harming our Lagoon.  Please…

COVB City Council does About-Face, scraps "Done Deal."

It was supposed to be a “done deal” -- the end of the former Dodgertown Golf Course and the beginning of a 280-unit multi-family housing project. A public outcry has put this plan into reverse, and provided a textbook case of why our community needs the Indian River Neighborhood Association. Read more...

Vero Stormwater Utility Update

The IRNA has directed much attention to finding solutions to help restore and protect the Indian River Lagoon from the impacts of the human and built environments. Helping to develop a fertilizer ordinance was a significant first step. Now comes the challenge to acknowledge problems caused by polluted stormwater run-off and to find a solution.

Advisory Commissions recommended action. Our Water and Lagoon Committee worked hard to develop a workable solution. And City Council addressed the matter. To read the outcome click the headline above.

Event and tour of new Intergenerational Facility a success

On February 28 County Commissioner Peter O'Bryan was our host to a guided tour of the new "big red building" on Oslo Rd near South Couty park.  Around 50 people attended and explored the amazing new facilities we have right here in Indian River County. The Indian River County Intergenerational Recreation Center (iG Center) is a state-of-the-art indoor recreation facility and event venue. The recreation…

AAF must meet challenges raised by citizens

This post arrives with very good news.  As you know we formed a Coalition a few years ago to address the impacts that could potentially affect our entire county by the proposed fast train All Aboard Florida now being called Brightline. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) gave us the rights to defend our human and natural environments and we inserted our concerns into that process.   We…