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MRC’s Mix & Mingle Movie Night

20170520-gimmegreenJoin us for our first ever MRC Mix & Mingle Movie Night at the Lagoon House!

May 20, 2017
Doors Open 7:00 pm
Film Begions 7:30 pm
Movie: Gimme Green
Snacks and beverages will be available.

MRC Is Hiring a Lead Scientist!

MRC is seeking a highly motivated, skilled field researcher who can lead MRC’s citizen scientist programs. Click here for more information.

Get Ready for MRC’s Lagoon Castaway Summer Camp!

20170605-summer-camp-highlightSpend the week marooned in the Lost Lagoon with MRC’s Lagoon Castaway Camp! Middle school students will explore the Indian River Lagoon with the assistance of local guides and research biologists who helped them escape their sinking ship.

Learn how to navigate the scattered spoil islands of the Lagoon and identify materials for building camp. Campers will encounter the local Native Americans, the Ais Indians, and settlers who will share recipes and teach the explorers how to eat from the Lagoon’s bountiful harvest. They will encounter treacherous pirates who may be friend or foe. Mermaids may even be spotted on this lost adventure. We never know what to expect when trekking through the Lost Lagoon!

June 5–9, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Space is Limited—Register Today!

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save the bees!Save the Bees! July 10 Brown Bag Lunch

Stuart Rowan, President of South Brevard Beekeepers, will discuss our local bee populations and how attendees can become beekeepers in their own back yard.

Register online now!

Brevard’s Save The Lagoon Referendum Update

Virginia Barker speaks on the current status of Brevard County’s Save The Lagoon Plan, at the Marine Resources Council’s Holiday Charity Event, to help grow their mangrove farm and shoreline restoration efforts, to help save the lagoon. Thank you to our title sponsor and event host Melbourne BMW.

Visit MRC’s YouTube channel for more!

logo-wfit-coastal-connection IRL Update with MRC’s Leesa Souto

WFIT’s Terri Wright talks with Dr. Leesa Souto, Executive Director of MRC, about Hurricane Mathew’s effect on the Lagoon, the upcoming referendum to help the IRL, and the MRC’s Member Banquet. From WFIT’s Coastal Connection. Click here to listen.

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Business owners! Join MRCs new Green Business Program! Get certified, save money, and help restore the Lagoon. Sign up today!

Be Floridian Now

Skip The Fertilizer to Protect The Waters That Make Florida Fun

The partners of the Be Floridian Now fertilizer education campaign remind residents of the Indian River Lagoon watershed that you can’t apply nitrogen or phosphorous to from June 1–September 30. Find Out More Here!

Go Fertilizer-Free for the Summer!

Don’t apply nitrogen after June 1. Learn about residential fertilizer regulations in your area.

Invest in the IRL
The Indian River Lagoon is an internationally renowned estuary that supports tremendous biodiversity as well as world-class recreational and commercial fisheries. Every year, the IRL brings $3.7 Billion to the regional economy, providing 15,000 jobs and recreational opportunities for 11 million people.  Recent algal “superblooms” in the IRL have contributed to the loss of 47,000 acres of sea grasses as well as hundreds of manatees, dolphins, and pelicans. The ecosystem may be approaching a tipping point from which it may never recover. Worldwide news is covering the death of our estuary. The local economy is at risk as well as the quality of life for the residents who live and work on the IRL. Residents, businesses, and agencies are seeking solutions, things they can do to help restore the estuary.

marine_resources_council_logoClick here for simple things you can do every day to help restore the Indian River Lagoon.

Marine Resources Council (MRC) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that is coordinating lagoon-wide efforts to Save the Indian River Lagoon, but we need your support to succeed. It will take a community to save the lagoon, working at all levels. MRC is holding government workshops, coordinating diverse stakeholder groups, showcasing community leaders, and working with businesses and individuals to encourage actions that will help save the Indian River Lagoon.

Donate now and become a member of Marine Resources Council. Or consider a monthly sponsorship of $10.00–$100/month to sustain our brown bag luncheon speaker series, water quality monitoring locations, or public education workshops.


  • Lagoon Castaway Summer Camp
    June 5, 2017
    12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    June 6, 2017
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Brown Bag Lunch: Stuart Rowan (President of South Brevard Bee Keepers): South Brevard Bee Keeping
    July 10, 2017
    12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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View the Save Our Lagoon Project Plan

The Save Our Lagoon Project Plan was presented at the August 9, 2016 Brevard County Commissioners meeting. View the presentation on the Brevard County website. The presentation begins at approximately 1:20:00 of the video.

Save Our Lagoon Project Plan video presentation


IRL Oyster Reef Restoration November 2016


Save the Lagoon: International Coastal Cleanup 2016


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Our Friends from Florida Institute of Technology and the Brevard Zoo hand-picking some of our farmed restoration mangroves, to utilize in a wave action study to support the upcoming living shoreline ... See more

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All call for river boat owners! We need your help to transport our summer camp kids to a Spoil Island near Malabar Rd, Wednesday June 7 from 8:30 to 1pm. Please message us if you would like to ... See more

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