The month of September has brought major accomplishments along with it in both science and restoration at MRC.
Eight 8 new water quality monitors were trained and added to the LagoonWatch water quality monitoring program, bringing our total number of volunteers to sixty-two. LagoonWatch data collection sites were also expanded to include the Halifax region in the North.
With the help of MRC Volunteers, two more muck mapping projects were completed for Brevard County, one in Sykes Creek and one in Mullet Creek. Together, they include a total of 617 muck measurements.
MRC just completed another year of conservation land management in collaboration with the Florida Land Trust and the Town of Jupiter Island. Approximately 452 invasive species were treated on this 42 acre conservation land on Jupiter Island.
Since July, MRC Volunteers have planted 2,000 spartina plants and over 500 mangroves as a part of the living shoreline restoration portion of the Brevard County Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Plan.