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Special Preview of the 1st Indian River Lagoon Report Card: February 22, 2018Special Preview of the 1st Indian River Lagoon Report Card

Is the lagoon’s health improving? Find out at MRC’s annual assessment report on February 22, 2018, at the Gleason Performing Arts Center, Florida Institute of Technology, 2940 Science Circle, Melbourne, FL


Landscaping with Florida Natives March 6, 2018Brown Bag Lunch, March 6: Landscaping with Florida Natives

Bring your landscaping to life! Chris Waltz from the Conradina Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will teach us how to choose the right Florida native.


April 3 Brown Bag Lunch: Lila Gilbert and CompostingBrown Bag Lunch, March 6: Landscaping with Florida Natives

Join us at noon on Tuesday, April 3 for a Brown Bag Lunch with Florida Master Gardener Lila Gilbert, who will discuss composting with worms and how to create your own worm bin.


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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!

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.

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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.


  • Florida Friendly Landscaping Seminar
    February 17, 2018
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • NEP Citizen Science Advisory Team Meeting #2
    February 23, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Brown Bag Lunch: Landscaping with Florida Natives
    March 6, 2018
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • NEP Citizen Science Advisory Team Meeting #3
    March 23, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Brown Bag Lunch: Composting with Worms
    April 3, 2018
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

MRC Facebook Updates

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Thank you to everyone who came out today for our first restoration event of 2018! We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to partner with the Rotary Clubs of Brevard County and plant over 50 ... See more

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Dunkin' Donuts to Eliminate Foam Cups Worldwide in 2020 - New York Times

This #SustainableSaturday we salute Dunkin Donuts for committing themselves to phasing our their polystyrene cups by 2020! https://goo.gl/pS7dtt

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