The 365-foot-long dock is a landmark you can see from Live Oak Drive and from the Wabasso Bridge. For 35 years this dock has been a community location for fishing and it also provides safe access to the ELC Pontoon Boat. The structure is showing its age and it is time to replace it. One of ELC’s premier offerings is the guided pontoon eco-tours. ELC naturalist guides provide educational information about the history of our area and the birds, fish, and wildlife in the lagoon. Over 4000 guests enjoy this educational experience annually.
Replacement of the dock is necessary to provide a more attractive, safe, and efficient facility to support the educational and environmental mission of the ELC. The building costs are estimated at $350,000. Indian River County has applied for and been awarded a grant of $100,000 from the Florida Inland Navigation District for this project. An additional $100,000 has been donated by a generous private donor, leaving the ELC $150,000 to raise the minimum amount of funding to begin the project.
Please donate an amount that is in alignment with your ability and desire to help. Thank you for your investment in the ELC.