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Welcome to the Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce

Welcome to the Sebastian River Area, one of Florida's authentic Treasure Coast communities on the Indian River Lagoon and home to America's first National Wildlife Refuge, Pelican Island. We are located on the central east coast of Florida, situated in the northernmost part of Indian River County, about 15 miles north of Vero Beach. Discover the natural splendor and rich history of the Sebastian River Area with a vast array of activities and attractions that includes fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, kayaking, recreational parks, and so much more.      

The Sebastian River Area has over 20,000 acres of preserve ideal for hiking, birding and horseback riding. Sebastian is home to Pelican Island, America’s 1st National Wildlife Refuge, with over 130 species of birds. The St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, part of the Great Florida Birding Trail, is considered one of the top birding locations in the U.S. Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, a 248-acre refuge spanning 20.5 miles long, was designated to protect habitat for what is the most significant area for loggerhead sea turtle nesting in the Western Hemisphere, and the most significant area for green turtle nesting in North America

Sebastian Inlet State Park is one of the most popular state parks in the southeast known for its extraordinary surfing and fishing. One of the most consistent surf breaks in Florida is Sebastian Inlet's first peak, located next to the north jetty. Another hot surf spot is Monster Hole--located about 1/3 mile off the beach. Avid fishermen also flock to Sebastian Inlet, which is considered the premier saltwater fishing spot on Florida's east coast.

The Sebastian River Area also offers great inshore fishing. There are over 13,000 acres of freshwater wilderness famous for trophy bass, the diverse Indian River Lagoon, North America’s most biologically diverse estuary, has hundreds of species of fish and the St. Sebastian River takes you back in time with its "Old Florida" charm. These beautiful waterways not only offer amazing fishing opportunities but also the perfect scenery for pontoon boat and airboat tours, kayaking, and paddle boarding.

Sebastian is also well known for the rare antiquities that have washed upon its shores. The shipwreck from the 1715 Spanish Plate Fleet left many treasures along Sebastian’s coast. Many treasure hunters continue to search our shoreline for other artifacts that were lost in history.

Sebastian boasts one of the most spectacular skydiving views in the world! Both tandem and experienced jumpers travel from all over the world to plunge from an altitude of 13,500 feet and experience the breathtaking view!

The Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway, one of two in the State of Florida, is 233 miles and the southern corridor of the byway encompasses the entire Sebastian River Area including Fellsmere. The Byway was designated a Scenic Highway because of the great historical, natural and recreational resources for explorers of all ages. As you travel the byway, you'll be taken back by the unique and diverse habitat, special places and breathtaking scenery that await you.

The Sebastian River Area is a perfect getaway for those seeking relaxation while learning to appreciate Florida’s natural wonderlands.


Get Hooked on Sebastian's Fishing Treasures

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Read VISIT FLORIDA's article on Sebastian's diverse fishing opportunities: 
http://www.visitflorida.com/en-us/things-to-do/florida-fishing/sebastians-fishing-treasures.html

 

How to Do Florida

Sebastian was recently featured on an episode of "how to Do Florida" that aired in June. how to Do florida is a broadcast show that entertains, teaches, and encourages Floridians to actively engage their state. The episode we are featured in is "how to Treasure Dive." Our area is well known for the rare antiquities that have washed upon its shores. The shipwreck from the 1715 Spanish Plate Fleet left many treasures along Sebastian's coast. Treasure hunters continue to search our waters for gold, jewelry, and other artifacts lost in history. Be sure to watch the online episode and learn more about our rich history and how you can get in on the thrill of treasure hunting!

 

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Lifestyle & Media Auction

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Friday, September 14th, 2018 from 6:00-9:00 PM
Hosted at Pareidolia Brewing Company - 712 Cleveland Street, Sebastian

This event serves as a fundraiser for the Chamber – helping to underwrite operating costs and keep chamber dues affordable. It is designed to provide advertising opportunities, at a reduced cost, to our businesses and non-profits who want to increase their exposure in the marketplace through a variety of media donated by marketing and advertising professionals. It also links participating media partners to prospective clients.  Over the last 25 years, the event has grown to include a “Lifestyle” component, allowing business representative the opportunity to bid on fun experiences and places to go.

Become a Media Partner or Lifestyle Donor TODAY!

Opioid Crisis Summit

 
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Join us for the Opioid Crisis Summit 
Friday, September 21st, 2018
1:00 - 4:00 PM

Water Quality Report

Our Coast is Clear!  Click to See for yourself
In light of the conditions in some parts of the Indian River Lagoon, we are fortunate that the waterway in our county, Sebastian and Vero Beach, remain at safe levels. Impacted areas reported on national news are over 50 miles south of our county. The Florida Health Department in Indian River County routinely test our beaches for bacteria as part of the Florida Healthy Beaches program.

 

Water Quality Reports: This link provides the most updated water quality reports from Indian River County Health Department. Water quality reports
The County Health Department takes samples, every two weeks, at a number of locations along the beachfront coastline in Indian River County.

Indian River Lagoon Council Information: More information on the Lagoon can be found here - http://www.irlcouncil.com/

 

President/CEO Position

The Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking a qualified candidate to replace the current Executive who is retiring from her position after eighteen years of service. To find out more about this position, please go to JOB SUMMARY and CHAMBER PROFILE. To apply for this position, please provide your current resume with five references with contact information and a letter of interest to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Season: June 1 - November 30

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Being Prepared - Resources to help you be ready when disaster hits

 

FPL Toolkit
The toolkit contains information about what FPL has done in Indian River County to make the energy grid more resilient in storms and more reliable during day-to-day operations. The kit also contains tips to aid businesses in preparing their own storm plan. Click here for the toolkit.


Water/Fire/Mold Damage & Restoration

Mr Restore Services, Inc.
530 2nd St SW #A
Vero Beach, FL 32962
(772) 584-1735

Service Master by Glenn's
1505 10th Ave
Vero Beach, FL 32963
(772) 567-4435

ORC Services, Inc.
Restoration & Reconstruction
401 Sebastian Blvd., Suite A
Sebastian, FL 32958
(772) 589-8026



Disaster Relief/Preparedness

American Red Cross Florida's Coast
to Heartland Chapter
2506 17th Avenue
Vero Beach, FL 32960
(772) 562-2549
Be prepared on-the-go with their emergency app!
Available for iphone and android - text "GETEMERGENCY" to 90999


Hurricane Shutters

Don's Aluminum
8960 US Hwy 1
Micco, FL 32976
(772) 664-2256

Sebastian Aluminum/ Shoreline Shutters
105 Sebastian Industrial Pl, Unit 8
Sebastian, FL 32958
(772) 581-9006

Insurance Services


Utilities

FPL
1050 S.E. Brandon Circle
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
(772) 337-7006

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Sebastian, FL 32958

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Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce

Since 1958, the Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce has worked to promote business development, encourage growth of tourism & enhance the quality of life in the Sebastian River Area, located in Indian River and Brevard Counties, Florida. We represent over 450 businesses and serve various communities such as Wabasso, Fellsmere, Grant, Micco, Little Hollywood, Sebastian and surrounding areas such as Vero Beach and Melbourne, Florida.




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