• September Brown Bag Lunch
  • International Coastal Cleanup Sat. Sept. 16th
  • Green Business Program
  • Sign Up for MRC News
  • Join Us


Coastal Cleanup of the Melbourne Causeway!

The Marine Resources Council in collaboration with Keep Brevard Beautiful, the Ocean Conservancy, Old School Pizza, & Lucky’s Market would like to invite you to join the International Coastal Cleanup! Cleanup will take place along the shores of the 192 Melbourne Causeway and Kiwanis Park at Geiger Point! Supplies for this event are allocated for each site based on sign-ups, so please register in advance!

Register Now

MRC Welcomes New Staff!

Marine Resources Council welcomes our four newest staff members:

  • Sondee Lima, Deputy Director
  • Shannon Egger, Education Coordinator
  • Caitlyn Savoia, Lead Scientist
  • Kate Zehnder, Volunteer Coordinator

We’re excited to be working with our growing and talented team, fulfilling our mission to protect and restore the Indian River Lagoon.

Looking for a LAGOON-FRIENDLY lawn fertilizer? Looking for a LAGOON-FRIENDLY lawn fertilizer?

Is your fertilizer OK for spring and fall?

Is your yard product summer-safe?

Get the scoop on products that comply with fertilizer laws in St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River, Brevard and Volusia Counties and nearly every city therein.

Click Here

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.

logo-greenbizMRC’s Green Business Program

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.


  • "Life on our Beautiful Lagoon" Art Show
    September 1, 2017
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Brown Bag Lunch: Brevard County's Environmentally Endangered Lands Program
    September 5, 2017
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Eastern Florida State College Volunteer Recruitment Fair -
    September 11, 2017
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Eastern Florida State College Volunteer Recruitment Fair - Palm Bay Campus
    September 12, 2017
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Coastal Cleanup of the Melbourne Causeway!
    September 16, 2017
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Brevard Zoo Teacher Open House
    September 20, 2017
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • National Estuaries Day
    September 30, 2017
    12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Brown Bag Lunch: Sea Turtle Nesting in the Carr Refuge
    October 3, 2017
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Brown Bag Lunch: The Save Our Lagoon Project Plan
    November 7, 2017
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Receive email updates from MRC!


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


MRC Facebook Updates

1 day ago
Marsh Rabbit - Short-Eared Marsh Swimmer

Pigs may not be able to fly, but rabbits can most definitely swim! Introducing, our #speciessunday pick of the week, the Marsh Rabbit.
Marsh Rabbits are found along the coastlines from Virginia to ... See more

2 days ago

Are you ready for Monday?

We have a solar eclipse approaching and here's what to expect!

« 1 of 114 »
Marine Resources Council • 3275 Dixie Hwy, NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905 ©2013 All Rights Reserved
This page is managed by the Marine Resources Council, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been dedicated to protecting and restoring the Indian River Lagoon for nearly 30 years.