• Celebrate 25 Years of Citizen Science at MRC's Annual Awards Dinner & Benefit!
  • Apply Now for MRC Internships
  • Save the date for the next Brown Bag Lunch: Tuesday, October 4 at noon. Topic: IRL Dolphin Populations.
  • Green Business Program
  • Sign Up for MRC News
  • Join Us


Love Our Lagoon!

Brevard County’s Save Our Lagoon Project Plan implements priority projects that will help reach sustainable cleanup levels by completing wastewater upgrades, septic tanks, stormwater cleanup, muck removal, and much more.

Love Our LagoonThe plan needs a dedicated source of funds.

The Save our Lagoon Tax referendum generates $34 M/year (for 10 years) and helps fund the Save our Lagoon Plan.

Find out more at LoveOurLagoon.com.

Apply Now for MRC Internships!

Help Save the Indian River Lagoon! MRC’s Internships for local college-level students will enhance your real world experiences! Find Out More.

October 4 Brown Bag Lunch: IRL Dolphin Populations

Research Scientist Megan Stolen of the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute will be our speaker at the October 4 Brown Bag Lunch. Her talk will focus on the life history and current status of bottlenose dolphins in the Indian River Lagoon, a population that has been greatly impacted by the declining health of the IRL. Find Out More.

MRC Annual Awards Dinner!

Saturday, October 15, 2016   *   7:00–10:00 p.m.
MRC’s Ted Moorhead Lagoon House
3275 Dixie Highway NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905

Doors Open @ 6:45 pm   *   $50 Limited Early Bird Admission   *   $500 VIP Table

•  Complimentary Food & Adult Beverage Service (7 p.m.–9 p.m.)
•  Live music, Silent Auction & Prizes
•  Keynote Speaker, Awards Ceremony & Naming Boardwalk Commencement!

Your participation in this event directly supports MRC programs and services that provide for the well-being of the Indian River Lagoon. Your participation makes a big difference.

The more community involvement we have, the louder our voice is!

To sponsor, volunteer, and participate, or for further event details and info, please contact Steve Sharkey at SharkeyMRC@gmail.com

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!

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.


  • Brown Bag Lunch: Megan Stolen HUBBS-Seaworld
    October 4, 2016
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • MRC Annual Awards Dinner
    October 15, 2016
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Brown Bag Lunch: Ross McCluney-Global Warming
    November 1, 2016
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Brown Bag Lunch: TBD
    December 5, 2016
    11:00 pm - 10:59 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


Save the Lagoon: International Coastal Cleanup 2016



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