September 2023

By Jim Moir
Chair, Board of Directors
For Our Lagoon, For Their Future
This summer, the Marine Resources Council has celebrated kids, and their love for the Indian River Lagoon. Through Kids for Conservation, our summer fundraising campaign, we've shared stories of budding scientists and engineers, the future of fishing, and even big kids living their childhood dreams. A special thanks to our major donors, for their support in sharing these inspiring stories.
MRC concludes our Kids for Conservation campaign on International Coastal Cleanup Day, Saturday, September 16th. This year, we dedicate our efforts to kids! It's the Kids for Conservation 10,000, with a goal of removing 10,000 pounds of trash from the lagoon. At our Melbourne Causeway cleanup location, MRC will be providing education to our youth volunteers, to add to the engagement and inspiration these young people already bring to the event. The conservation leaders of tomorrow are kids today - how will you encourage them?
If you are able, please consider donating to the Kids for Conservation campaign before September 16. For those who would like to participate, there's still time to register for MRC's Coastal Cleanup Day. Click the button below to visit our event page.
Executive Director Search Update
After receiving over 100 applications, we are nearing the final stages of our Executive Director search. We are looking forward to sharing the good news with you, and hope you will join us in welcoming our new leader this fall.
Florida Right to Clean Water
The Florida Right to Clean Water Amendment "creates a fundamental right to clean and healthy waters, clarifies prohibited actions and inactions that harm (or threaten to harm) waters, and defines important terms. It also allows Floridians to enforce this right through the ability to sue state executive agencies that violate this right, empowering courts to look at the science and truth (and not politics) of what’s going on before awarding equitable relief to the situation". Learn more about this amendment and it's petition here.
Special thanks to our Kids for Conservation Premier and Presenting Donors!
MRC is located at Ted Moorhead Lagoon House

Call 321.725.7775 if you care to visit or arrange a tour
Events Calendar
September 9 - Mangrove Workshop
September 12 - Lagoon at Noon (MRC's Lunch & Learn) - Developing New Shoreline Restoration Techniques
September 16 - International Coastal Cleanup Day
September 19 - Turning Science Into Action, a Presentation by MRC at the Catherine Schweinsberg Rood Central Library, 2:00 PM
Marine Resources Council
3275 Dixie Hwy NE, Palm Bay, FL 3905 | (321) 725-7775 |