Pelican Island Audubon Society
celebrates its 50th Anniversary! 1964 - 2014

View the Chapter Charter | Learn more about our 50th Anniversary.

Our Mission: To preserve and protect the animals, plants, and natural communities
in Indian River County through advocacy, education, and public awareness.

Please sign our petition today to

Please also share it with all your contacts, friends, family and fishing buddies! Just email them the link, with a little note about why this is important to you.

Here's a copy you can print, to get signatures at your meetings, your soccer games, even your dinner table:
Download the printable petition

Excerpts from the June 3, 2014 Indian River County Commission
meeting concerning the Oslo Boat Ramp.
Comments by Susan Boyd.
Comments by Richard Baker.
Comments by Corry Westbrook - July 1, 2014
Comments by Juanita Baker - August 19, 2014
Comments by Lange Sykes, Paris Westbrook, and Kristen Beck - September 9, 2014
Comments by Pearl McKenzie and Indian RiverKeeper Marty Baum - September 16, 2014
Editorials, Guest Editorials, & Articles
  1. Environmentalist rally at Oslo boat ramp to protest county project by Steven Thomas
  2. Destroying Seagrass is a Dumb Idea by Rodney Smith
  3. Mitigation may make some people feel better... by Richard H. Baker
  4. Federal appeal could block Oslo boat ramp project by Steven Thomas
  5. State judge approves controversial Oslo boat ramp project by Milt Thomas
  6. Judge OKs Oslo ramp project by Tyler Treadway
  7. County's request for funds for Olso boat ramp denied by Steve Thomas
  8. Oslo Ramp fails to secure grant by Tyler Treadway
  9. 'Special place' under siege by county commissioners by Bob Bruce
  10. Seagrass threatened by Oslo Road boat ramp expansion by Steve Thomas
  11. Posey said to bring pressure for Oslo Road Boat Ramp Expansion by Steve Thomas
  12. Politicians hug us before stabbing us in the back by Lynne Larkin
  13. One vote against Oslo boat ramp by Ed Killer
  14. Judge to decide boat ramp's fate by Tyler Treadway
  15. No justification for proposed Oslo Boat Ramp by Robert L. Smith
  16. No need for redundant, unnecessary project by Richard Baker
  17. This is one 'improvement' the Lagoon can do without by Richard Baker
  18. Want to catch fewer fish? 'Improve' Oslo Boat Ramp by Grant Gilmore
Oslo Boat Ramp "Proposed Dredging Site?" by Lange Sykes

Our elected representatives of the Indian River County Commission have unanimously voted to approve an
"expansion" project at one of the most environmentally sensitive fish recruitment sites in the state of Florida. Read More
September 2014 at a glance

Field Trips - Click for more information.
To be announced

General Meetings - Click for more information.
September 9 - The beautiful mosquitoes of Florida (and the somewhat attractive birds that they bite) with Nathan Burkett-Cadena, Ph.D.

September Peligram

Read the latest edition of the newsletter.

September Hoot

Two Great Opportunities to Help!

Programs & Field Trips

Schedule of upcoming events.

Bird Photo Contest

Enter your photos of Florida birds!

Other News

Our obsession with green lawns drives me nuts, and it's killing the environment
Political interference alleged in Oslo Boat Ramp approval

Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint


Blue Cypress Lake Guided Boat Tours

The Pelican Island Audubon Society offers guided pontoon boat tours of Blue Cypress Lake for up to 8 persons per trip.  Expert guides Dr. Richard H. Baker and Bob Bruce provide a unique insight into the wildlife, habitats, and beautiful scenery of one of Florida’s special places.  Sunrise and sunset tours are offered for a donation of $85 per person.  The tours are a fundraiser for the Pelican Island Audubon Society.  Food and drinks are included.  For information and reservations, please call 772-567-3520 or e-mail View the flyer.

Purchase the updated and expanded second edition of
Reflections of Blue Cypress: Photographs, History, and Poems
by Richard H. Baker, Ph.D. and Juanita Baker, Ph.D.

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Focus on the Indian River Lagoon


Pelican Island Audubon Society Videos
View the Video Archive for more videos!
Together Green Square Foot Gardening Project in Indian River County Schools
Small-scale Gardening with Large-scale Gains

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