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  • Green Business Program
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BMW Drive for a Cause June 23!

BMW Drive for a Cause June 23! Register Now!

Take a Test Drive at Melbourne BMW on June 23 and Help Save the IRL! For every test drive on June 23 at Melbourne BMW, a $50 donation will be made to Marine Resources Council.

MRC will be at Melbourne BMW, 1432 S. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne, all day. Stop by, say hi to MRC, and test drive a BMW! Every test drive earns MRC more money to help save the Indian River Lagoon!

Register Now! We’ll see YOU at Melbourne BMW on June 23!

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!

LagoonFest Swag!

LagoonFest Swag! Get Yours Now!

It’s not too late to get your LagoonFest shirts and hats! We have a few left, so for a short time, you can get them online or at the Lagoon House! CLICK HERE and START SHOPPING NOW!

2016 Indian River Lagoon Photo Contest

The Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program is seeking lagoon-related photographs for publication in its 2017 Indian River Lagoon Calendar. All contest entries must be postmarked by June 30, 2016. Click here for details.

logo-greenbizMRC’s Green Business Program

Business owners! Join MRCs new Green Business Program! Complete the green business practices on the business checklist to get certified, save money, and help restore the Lagoon. Sign up today!

Go Fertilizer-Free for the Summer!

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

MRC Honors Lagoon Leaders at Annual Membership Meeting

The MRC Membership Meeting on Oct. 22 was a vision of hope! Dr. Duane De Freese, the new Executive Director of the Indian River Lagoon council, presented a hopeful vision to over sixty people who attended last week’s MRC membership meeting at the Lagoon House. Click Here for Details!

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.

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.


  • Water Quality QA/QC Training Workshop
    July 2, 2016
    9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • MRC closed July 5th in observance of Independence Day
    July 4, 2016
    11:00 pm - 10:59 pm
  • Brown Bag Lunch: Mike Daniel- Nearshore Reefs
    July 9, 2016
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Brown Bag Lunch: Leesa Souto- IRL Report Card Update
    August 2, 2016
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Brown Bag Lunch: Joe Bartoszek- It's Rocket Science
    September 6, 2016
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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