• APRIL IS PACKED WITH MRC EVENTS!
  • May Brown Bag Lunch: Living Docks
  • Yellow Dog Café Loves Our Lagoon!
  • MRC Summer Camp 2018
  • Painting With A Twist Fundraiser May 20
  • Green Business Program
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earth dayApril Is Packed With MRC Events

It’s a busy month at MRC this April: Earth Day Celebrations, Social Fundraisers, Learning Seminars, Yoga Class and more. From a Sip-n-Stroll at Rockledge Gardens to Earth Day Celebrations at MRC and NASA, there’s something for everyone.

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Living Docks: May Brown Bag LunchDiscover “Living Docks” at our May 1 Brown Bag Lunch

Join us for our May Brown Bag Lunch, with Dr. Kelli Hunsucker and Dr. Robert Weaver, on Living Docks, on Tuesday, May 1 from noon to 1:00 pm. Benthic communities, such as oysters, barnacles, sponges and other filter feeding organisms, are important in the health of the Indian River Lagoon. Oysters have the potential to filter up to 50 gallons of water per day! You never know what you’ll discover or who you’ll see at MRC’s Brown Bag Lunch.

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Yellow Dog CaféMRC Benefit at Yellow Dog Café Saturday, May 19

Yellow Dog Café Loves Our Lagoon! Enjoy fine food and great people at Yellow Dog Café overlooking the Indian River Lagoon on Saturday, May 19, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Live music, meet MRC, get the latest on the health of the IRL, auction, and more. Proceeds go to MRC’s work to save the IRL!

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An MRC Benefit from Painting With A TwistPainting With A Twist Hosting an MRC Benefit Sunday, May 20

Looking for a Sunday Funday in Melbourne? Unleash your creative side at Painting With A Twist! Their talented team of instructors will lead the fun and guide you step by step through the day’s featured dolphin painting. Painting With A Twist-Melbourne will donate 100% of your registration fee for this class to Marine Resources Council. Painting starts promptly at 12:30 pm on Sunday May 20, 2018. Please be on time!

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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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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.


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!

UPCOMING EVENTS


  • Earth Day Sip-n-Stroll @ Rockledge Gardens
    April 20, 2018
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • MRC Earth Day Celebration!
    April 21, 2018
    12:00 am - 11:59 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
  • Down and Dirty Yoga with Chelsea
    May 12, 2018
    8:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Painting with a Twist Fundraiser
    May 20, 2018
    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Brown Bag Lunch: City of Satellite Beach Sustainability Program
    July 10, 2018
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

MRC Facebook Updates


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Come out this Friday evening and join two long time Earth Day volunteers, Jane and Mark Priebe, at the Earth Day Sip and Stroll at Rockeledge Gardens. The event starts at 6pm!

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This earth day, join us in Turning Science into Action!

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