MRC Seeking Development Director
The Marine Resources Council of East Florida (MRC) is seeking a highly motivated individual with an aptitude for public relations, strong fundraising skills, and a passion for protecting the Indian River Lagoon coastal estuary. Click here for more information.
Middle and High School Teachers! Enroll now in new Indian River Lagoon Teacher Training Workshop! Four days only: June 8-11, 2015.
All educators within Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties are eligible to attend. The material covered during this four-day workshop will be applicable to those teaching middle and high school students. Click here for more details.
LagoonFest 2015 was a great success! Thank you to everyone who volunteered and came out to Help Save the Lagoon!
Click here to view our photo gallery from LagoonFest 2015, or sign one of the petitions that were available at the event.
Indian River Lagoon Action Assembly Update
Presentations and photos are now available from the 2014 Lagoon Action Assembly that involved over one hundred community leaders in facilitated discourse about the crisis we are facing with the collapse of the Indian River Lagoon. Click Here for Details.
Go Fertilizer-Free for the Summer!
Don’t apply nitrogen after June 1. Learn about residential fertilizer regulations in your area.
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.
Click 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.