Friends of the Spoil Islands

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What are spoil islands?

Spoil islands in the Indian River Lagoon are all man-made. They were created when ICW was dredged to allow for the large cruise ships and barges the port accommodates. Over time and with the help of the Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserves Field Office, academic institutions, private groups, and government agencies these islands have been groomed for ultimate recreation. In an effort to bring awareness of the fragile eco systems alive and well in the Indian River Lagoon as well as to create exciting spaces to anchor and experience the best of boat life, some of these islands are outfitted with picnic tables, designated fire rings, and grills. When you anchor for lunch at one of these spoil islands you can grill up some hot dogs while you watch manatees lumber by, or dolphins play in the peaceful lagoon. Spoil islands can provide boat club members up close and personal visitation with native vegetation and wildlife.