August 16, 2018
Release of the IRL Health Update - Finally!
After three years of hard work and raising over $200,000, MRC officially released the IRL Health Update Report (Report Card) on August 7th at two press events attended by over 200 people. Dr. Leesa Souto spoke about the results and each attendee received the printed, 16-page report. Printed reports are being mailed to MRC members later this month. Join today and we will mail yours to your house!

FOX 35 featured a story on the preliminary release of the IRL Health Update on the evening of August 7th. To view the clip, click here . More media events are being scheduled with the help of our partners throughout the lagoon
Join us for Reggae Fest at Space Coast Harley Davidson
Reggae Fest 2018
Space Coast Harley Davidson
August 25th, 2018
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Get ready for some fun on August 25th with local bands, artists, vendors and food trucks! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Marine Resources Council in the effort to save the Indian River Lagoon. If you would like to be a Sponsor or Vendor please contact Bart Kelley . Thank you Space Coast Harley-Davidson for supporting our lagoon!  
Regulatory 101: An Overview of the Army Corps' Regulatory Mission
Brown Bag Lunch
Ted Moorhead Lagoon House
September 4, 2018
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Join us for our September Brown Bag presentation with Brandon Conroy, Ph.D, a Biologist for the Cocoa Permits Division of the Army Corps of Engineers, for a brief overview of the Army Corps of Engineers' Jacksonville District Regulatory Division program. He will be discussing federal jurisdiction, the permitting process including consultation under the Endangered Species Act, the Magnuson-Stevens Act, and the National Historic Preservation Act, and many other details about the federal bureaucracy.
MRC Internships Available!
MRC is excited to offer a variety of internships to college level students this fall! Our internships range from communications to marine science and offer students hands on, real world experience working in their degree field. For more information and on how to apply, click here !
Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Plan Mangrove Plantings
We have a couple of mangrove plantings funded by the Save Our Indian River Lagoon (SOIRL) Project Plan to create living shorelines along the IRL coming up soon on August 25th. Mangroves reduce nutrients, improve wildlife habitat, and improve water quality. Come get your hands dirty with us! Please contact Kate Zehnder , our Volunteer Coordinator, for more information.
MRC's New Little Free Library
Looking for your next good read? Come visit our new Little Lending Library at the Lagoon House! Little Libraries function on the premise of "Take a book, lend a book". In this way, they promote reading, provide free access to books, and recycle good reads! Current titles in MRC's Little Lending Library include:

Secretariat by William Nack, Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks, In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson, Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, An Adventure by Patrick Leigh Fermor and many more!

Next time you come to the Lagoon House, bring a book to share and take a book to read.
Staff Spotlight: Josh Rubin, Field Tech
Josh started at MRC this past summer as a field tech, working on the LagoonWatch program and the Groundwater-Wastewater Study. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland and upon completion of high school, he moved to Melbourne to join his family. Josh attended Eastern Florida State College and then transferred to the University of Florida to study chemical engineering. In addition to his work for MRC, Josh has a fondness for animals, especially endangered big cats, such as cheetahs, tigers and leopards. He is also an avid game player, including video games, board games and card games. Welcome to the team, Josh!
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