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International Mangrove DayInternational Mangrove Day

Award winning & world renowned surfboard shaper Ricky Carroll teams with The Marine Resources Council (MRC) in celebration of International Mangrove Day, to help raise awareness and funds to save the Indian River Lagoon Thursday, July 26th (5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.).

The event highlights a bodacious menu from Dusty Joe’s Smokin Eats, while stacking up perfect sound waves, featuring Ricky Carroll himself on the drums with both the Karalyn & the Dawn Patrol band and the Lady & the Tramps band. Be sure not to get wiped out on your old surfboard and bring it with you to sell, trade, or giveaway to a grom at the sunset board swap. VIPs will have the chance to get fully barreled in a tour of the R&D surfboard factory. The MRC team will totally be on hand to answer all your rad mangrove & lagoon questions. Event features an awesome artisan rain barrel auction, so bring extra clams.

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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.

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  • Ricky Carroll's International Mangrove Day Celebration!
    July 26, 2018
    5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Brown Bag Lunch: Report Card Release!
    August 7, 2018
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Protecting Our Sacred Waters Seminar
    August 14, 2018
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Reggae Fest 2018 @ Space Coast Harley-Davidson
    August 25, 2018
    11:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Brown Bag Lunch: Sea Grass Nursery Project
    October 2, 2018
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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