The Indian River Lagoon has taken on a more brownish color in recent years, as "brown tide" algae has bloomed more often, robbing the water of dissolved oxygen fish and other marine life need to respire. (Photo: Jim Waymer)

FL - Advocates say it's time to see how well tax to clean Indian River Lagoon is doing

Space Coast voters agreed to tax themselves to clean up the Indian River Lagoon.

Now, three years later, and with some $125 million at play, a coalition of lagoon advocates says it's time to take stock of the progress and figure out what comes next.

So the Brevard Indian River Lagoon Coalition will hold a public forum, called "Lagoon Straight Talk," at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Satellite High School auditorium.

The coalition sees slow, steady progress toward a healthy lagoon, but in a race against a dying estuary, that's far from any finish lines.

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