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Nick SanzoneJuly Brown Bag Lunch: The City of Satellite Beach and its Sustainability Action Plan

Join us for our July Brown Bag Lunch featuring Nick Sanzone, Environmental Programs Coordinator at the City of Satellite Beach, who will present an overview of the city’s Sustainability Action Plan, accomplishments to date, future goals, and how community members can get involved.

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Business owners! Join MRCs new Green Business Program! Get certified, save money, and help restore the Lagoon. Take the Pledge today!

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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!

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.

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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.

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Go Fertilizer-Free for the Summer!

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


  • Brown Bag Lunch: City of Satellite Beach: Sustainability and Stewardship
    July 10, 2018
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Rescuing the Indian River Lagoon Panel Discussion
    July 26, 2018
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Brown Bag Lunch: Waste Management - Recycling
    August 7, 2018
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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