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March 2021
Spring is a Time for Change!
"Why is MRC's Director of Science and Restoration in the dumpster?" Well, we are glad you asked... No, we are not dumping her, but big changes are coming to the MRC's Sebastian Greenway Property and Mangrove Nursery! MRC's Sebastian Greenway property is 8 acres of conservation land along the south prong of the Sebastian River that was purchased with funds from the Florida's Community trust. The MRC manages the property and provides educational opportunities there through mangrove workshops.

This year, the MRC is launching a multi-year Sebastian Greenway Capital Improvement Project that includes reconstructing several buildings, improving hiking trails, creating outdoor classrooms and interpretive kiosks, constructing education center displays, and building a boardwalk through a restored wetlands. One of the first steps of this process is to haul away debris and invasive plants on the property. 

We are looking for support for this important project and to start, we are seeking a construction dumpster. Dumpsters typically start at $350 for delivery alone, in addition to the $55/ton for disposal fees! If you are anyone you know has a dumpster they can donate, please reach out to Caity at 321-725-7775 or at If you would like to make a monetary gift towards this project, please use the button below and include "Greenway" in the donation comment box. 

Thank you for helping MRC improve the beautiful Sebastian Greenway!
Plunge into Fun this Summer with the MRC's
Best Lagoon Castaway Summer Camp Ever!
The MRC is excited to announce that our newly revamped and expanded Lagoon Castaway Summer Camp is beginning to fill up! Our camps geared towards ages 8-12 run weekly in June and July, Monday-Friday, from 9:00 am-3:00 pm at the Ted Moorhead Lagoon House in Palm Bay. Register today for a jammed-packed camp filled with hands-on, feet-wet activities, science experiments, and field trips!

Camp Dates are Listed Below:

Session 1 - Mini to Macro Animals - June 7-11
Session 2 - Home is Your Habitat - June 14 -18
Session 3 - Earth to Sky - June 21 - 25
Session 4 - Florida Past, Present, Future - June 28 -July 2
Session 5 - Mini to Macro Animals - July 5 - 9
Session 6 - Home is Your Habitat - July 12 - 16
Session 7 - Earth to Sky - July 19 - 23
Session 8 - Florida Past, Present, Future - July 26 - 30
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April Lunch & Learn Webinar

The Dolphins of Sarasota Bay: Lessons from 50 years of Research and Conservation

Presented by Katie McHugh
Join us for our April Lunch & Learn Webinar with the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program! Get ready to hear some amazing stories and incredible findings from the world's longest running study of a wild dolphin population. Our speaker will also share ways to get involved in research and conservation of coastal dolphins. So if you want to learn about one of our most intelligent and charismatic megafauna, then register below!

The seminar will end with a live Q&A session, but we also recommend that participants to please email any questions you might have that relate to this topic to the MRC's Nicole Broquet at by April 2nd.

This is a free virtual event, but you must register to receive the zoom link and login information. If you are having technical difficulties, we will be live streaming it through the MRC's Facebook page and recording the presentation for future viewing!
Change your future prospects!
Intern at a leading environmental firm!
Applied Ecology, Inc., a multi-faceted environment consulting form and one of MRC's closest partners, is looking for a highly motivated part-time Environmental Science Intern in Brevard County. Responsibilities include data entry and standardization, geospatial analysis, and technical writing as well as field and conference support. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Dr. Claudia Listopad at
The Lagoon House will remain closed to the public, but we are assessing the COVID-19 situation . We are still here doing the hard work of saving the Lagoon and we can be available by telephone if you need us.
Stay safe Lagoon Lovers!

Call us at 321-725-7775 to schedule an appointment.
April 6th: Lunch & Learn Webinar - Sarasota Dolphin Research Program
April 15th: Virtual Field Trip - An Explorer's Guide to Stormwater
April 22nd: Earth Day!
May 4th: Lunch & Learn Webinar - Endangered Sawfish of Florida: Past, Present, and Future Look
June 1st: Lunch & Learn Webinar - Blue Water Task Force (BWTF) Water Testing
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