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Giving Lagoon Day November 28, 2017 is #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. It’s a great way to give back to your community and environment by supporting nonprofit organizations around the world. Giving Tuesday kicks off the holiday giving season, celebrating selflessness and the genuine meaning of what the end of the year is truly about.

We are rebranding it “Giving LagoonDay” and encourage you to remember MRC on November 28 as well as to share Giving LagoonDay posts with your family and friends.

Show Your Support

Margaritas for Mangroves BMW Margaritas for Mangroves Holiday Fundraiser Event for the Lagoon!

Join us at Melbourne BMW on December 1 from 6:30–9:30 pm for a fundraiser to support the Marine Resources Council’s efforts to save the Indian River Lagoon! Complimentary Tapas and Margarita Service, Margarita Making Contest, Live Music from Vintage The Band, Silent Auction, Prizes, & Keynote Speaker.

Get Tickets Now!

MRC Welcomes New Staff!

Marine Resources Council welcomes our four newest staff members:

  • Sondee Lima, Deputy Director
  • Shannon Egger, Education Coordinator
  • Caitlyn Savoia, Lead Scientist
  • Kate Zehnder, Volunteer Coordinator

We’re excited to be working with our growing and talented team, fulfilling our mission to protect and restore the Indian River Lagoon.

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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!

logo-wfit-coastal-connection 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.

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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.


  • Margaritas for Mangroves
    December 1, 2017
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Brown Bag Lunch: North Atlantic Right Whale Season Update
    December 5, 2017
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Brown Bag Lunch: Low-Impact Development and Green Infrastructure
    January 9, 2018
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Space Coast Birding Festival
    January 24, 2018
    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Space Coast Birding Festival
    January 25, 2018
    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Space Coast Birding Festival
    January 26, 2018
    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Space Coast Birding Festival
    January 27, 2018
    10:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Brown Bag Lunch: Restore Our Shores
    February 6, 2018
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Treasure Coast Party in the Park
    February 10, 2018
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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