WMFE is Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming on 90.7 FM and Classical Music on 90.7 HD2. Part of the community since 1965, WMFE focuses on providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

DEP To Offer Update On Ailing Indian River Lagoon

The Indian River Lagoon. Photo courtesy Brevard County


The state Department of Environmental Protection will deliver an update Wednesday in Cocoa on the latest efforts to save the Indian River Lagoon.

The Indian River Lagoon is considered the most biologically diverse estuary in North America.

Widespread water quality problems have killed off dolphins, pelicans and manatees and more than half of the lagoon’s sea grass.

Katie Tripp of the Save the Manatee Club says the manatee population is improving, but the animals still face many risks.

“It’s actually a very tenuous balance, just keeping the lagoon going, and I think we’ve learned the system doesn’t have as much resilience as we would have hoped.”

The lagoon stretches the length of nearly half of Florida’s East Coast.

Its economic impact is estimated in the billions of dollars.


Get The 90.7 WMFE Newsletter

Your trusted news source for the latest Central Florida news, updates on special programs and more.

GET THE LATEST
Stay tuned in to our local news coverage: Listen to 90.7 WMFE on your FM or HD radio, the WMFE mobile app or your smart speaker — say “Alexa, play NPR” and you’ll be connected.

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity

Amy Green

About Amy Green

Reporter and Producer

Amy Green covers the environment at WMFE News. She is an award-winning journalist and author whose extensive reporting on the Everglades is featured in the book MOVING WATER, published by Johns Hopkins University Press, and podcast DRAINED, available wherever you get your podcasts. Amy’s work has been heard ... Read Full Bio »

TOP