Marine Resources Council (MRC) is spending the summer inspiring Kids for
Conservation. And, on Saturday, September 16, we’re dedicating International Coastal Cleanup Day along the lagoon to kids! It’s the Kids for Conservation 10,000!
- Our goal is to remove 10,000 pounds of litter that day.
- Be sure to register and bring the kids! Visit LoveTheIRL.org.
- Kids for Conservation inspire others to protect nature, rather than hurt it.
Tell us what kids are doing to protect their lagoon, so we may share your story; send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over the summer, MRC will be sharing with you stories about Kids for Conservation.
My son Colton was an early member of RiverKidz. RiverKidz was founded by a
dynamic young duo, Evie Flaugh and Naia Mader, who decided to help their adult
friends at Rivers Coalition stop Lake Okeechobee discharges into the southern
What started as a lemonade stand now is an army of young advocates, who develop
poise, self-confidence, and effective public speaking skills, while becoming the
conservation leaders of tomorrow. My son Colton earned his degree in
business, but he told me that he gained skills in public speaking through RiverKidz, and his love of the environment through the lagoon.
Over the summer, MRC will tell you about these and other stories (we hope you will
tell us more about other Kids for Conservation by sending us an email at
- A Kids for Conservation family taking weekly water samples in the lagoon.
- Hook Kids on Fishing, hooking kids on conservation through fishing.
- Edna Wilson, a grown up kid, who is living her Kids for Conservation dream.
- And, kids who are building robots to protect the Indian River Lagoon.