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Indian River Lagoon Day

icon-2015-irl-dayIRL Day is a free event open to the public! Set for November 14, this event is for family members of all ages! Everyone is welcome to come out to Front Street Park and help us celebrate this great natural resource! Click Here for Details!

Join the 2015 IRL Paddle Adventure

logo-2015-paddle-adventureParticipate in the Adventure! Register Now for the 2015 IRL Paddle Adventure and land at Front Street Park for Indian River Lagoon Day festivities on November 14! Click Here for Details!

Meet Stephen Holmes, MRC’s New Development Director

stephen-holmes Marine Resources Council is delighted to welcome Mr. Stephen Holmes to lead our Development Team. Steve comes to MRC with a rich and diverse background in business development and fundraising. Read more.

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!


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.

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.

Upcoming Events

Ecoscape Day with AFC
September 12, 2015
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Ted Moorhead Lagoon House, 3275 Dixie Highway NE, Palm Bay, FL, United States
Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway Coalition Meeting
October 1, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Ted Moorhead Lagoon House, 3275 Dixie Highway Northeast, Palm Bay, FL 32905, United States
Brown Bag Lunch: Kathy LaMartina
October 6, 2015
12:00 am - 1:00 am
Location: Ted Moorhead Lagoon House, 3275 Dixie Highway Northeast, Palm Bay, FL 32905, United States
Brown Bag Lunch
November 3, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway Coalition Meeting
November 5, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: TBD
IRL Day: Front Street Park (free)
November 14, 2015
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Front St, Melbourne, FL 32901, USA
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