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April 3 Brown Bag Lunch: Lila Gilbert and CompostingApril 3 Brown Bag Lunch: Lila Gilbert and Composting

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.


MRC Lagoon Castaway Summer CampMRC Lagoon Castaway Summer Camp

Land ho! Join us for a week-long adventure where kids ages 8 to 11 can learn all about the Indian River Lagoon. Two sessions available: June 4–8 and June 18–22, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Registration is now open, and space is limited so make your plans now for an exciting week on the Lagoon this summer.

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logo-greenbizMRC’s Green Business Program

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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Is your fertilizer OK for spring and fall?

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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.

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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.

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.

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!


  • 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
  • Yoga at the Lagoon House
    April 28, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Brown Bag Lunch: Living Docks
    May 1, 2018
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Painting with a Twist Fundraiser
    May 20, 2018
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

MRC Facebook Updates

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A huge thank you to the Environmental Learning Center for their donation of 1500 mangroves! We so appreciate you collaboration and teamwork. We look forward to getting these guys out in the Lagoon!

1 day ago

Did you know enough coffee pods were produced last year to wrap around the earth 12 times? Perhaps try a more sustainable way to brew your coffee, such as a french press, drip coffee, or a standard ... See more

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