July 15, 2018
Ricky Carroll’s International Mangrove Day Celebration & Fundraiser
Ted Moorhead Lagoon House
July 26th, 2018
5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Award winning, world renowned surfboard shaper Ricky Carroll teams with The Marine Resources Council (MRC) in celebration of International Mangrove Day, to help raise awareness and funds to save the Indian River Lagoon.
Event features:
  • Dusty Joe’s Smokin Eats Menu
  • Live music featuring Ricky Carroll on the drums with Karalyn & the Dawn Patrol band and the Lady & the Tramps band
  • A bounce house
  • Surfboard Swap! Surfers are welcome to buy, sell or swap old boards at the event. For more board swap info please contact Bart.
  • Main Stage MRC Mangrove Talk (6 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.) providing an update on the importance of mangroves in the Indian River Lagoon and the regulations in place to protect them. This event is great for lagoon residents to learn how to manage their mangroves or potentially restore their shorelines.
  • Adopt a Mangrove
  • Purchase a limited edition event shirt to show your support for our lagoon!
WFTV Channel 9 News Report on the Groundwater Study
On June 6th, WFTV Channel 9 News featured a story on MRCs Groundwater Wastewater Study. Dr. Leesa Souto talks about the importance of the study in prioritizing lagoon projects. Click the button below to view the story.
IRL Health Update Released July 29!!
Ted Moorhead Lagoon House
August 7, 2018
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
MRC's IRL Health Update is finally hitting the presses! The 16 page report summarizes 20 years of lagoon data, with an associated website, storyboard and press piece.

Join us for our August Brown Bag to learn about the IRL Health Assessment and Update Report that answers the basic question "Is the lagoon's health getting better or worse?" The goal is to compare key health indicators with healthy targets every year to assess how conditions are changing over time. We need to keep this project independently funded to remain objective and apolitical. Donate on-line today to help support next year's Update! 
Become a Member to Receive your Copy of the Report Card!
The first ever ecological health assessment of the Lagoon is due out at the end of this month! Every member of MRC will be mailed their own copy of this comprehensive and interactive guide to all things lagoon related. See how the our 5 indicators of lagoon health have changed over time, how the lagoon is affected by freshwater inputs, and how you have a positive impact on the lagoon. Join us today to receive your copy!
Muck Finders is back at it!
Along with Brevard County and volunteer residents, MRC is working on measuring the depth and extent of muck in priority areas of interest. Right now we are working on sampling in Sykes Creek and Mullet Creek. This project helps the Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Plan muck removal efforts be as efficient as possible. Thank you to all of the volunteers who make this program possible! If you are interested in participating please contact Kate Zehnder , our Volunteer and Membership Coordinator.
Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Plan Mangrove Plantings
Our first mangrove planting funded by the Save Our Indian River Lagoon (SOIRL) Project Plan to create living shorelines along the IRL is scheduled for July 26th - International Mangrove Day! 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.
Dr. Leesa Souto Receives UCF School of Public Administration's Nonprofit Management Alumni Achievement Award
Congratulations to Dr. Leesa Souto, recipient of University of Central Florida School of Public Administration's Nonprofit Management Alumni Achievement Award. Pictured here with Mary Ann Feldheim, Director of the School of Public Administration at UCF.

Leesa was a member of the Master in Nonprofit Management inaugural class. The masters degree included classwork in financial management, fundraising, grantwriting, project management, governance, and human resources. Nonprofit management tasks a multi-faceted set of skills and UCF's Master in Nonprofit Management program provides the skills and abilities to get it done!
Volunteer of the Month: Bo Platt
This month we honor Bo Platt as our Volunteer of the Month! You may have seen him at an event or recognize him from the community, as he is involved with numerous organizations. Bo works tirelessly with environmental groups to help inspire positive changes in the lagoon. He is one of our most steadfast and inspiring Lagoon Literacy presenters and has a special knack for working with kids. Bo, thank you for all that you do for MRC and the Lagoon as a whole. You are a great role model for us all!
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