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LagoonFest 2015

Ted Moorhead Lagoon House

Saturday March 7, 11 am - 10 pm


Party with a Purpose

Be a VIP at the biggest party with a purpose ever launched for the Indian River Lagoon!

All contributions are tax deductible! 

Dance, Dine, and Save the IRL! Serving up barbecue, beverages, and a stellar music line-up at the Ted Moorhead Lagoon House in Palm Bay!  Bill Wharton, the world-famous Sauce Boss, will be playing steel guitar while mixing up a big batch of gumbo on stage.  The positive vibrations of Pato Banton and many other bands will keep everyone dancing into the night!  Sign-up now!
VIPS get access to the VIP lounge with private bar and amenities

Bands who will be Rockn’ the Riverside… 
Pato Banton & The Now Generations
Kyle Cook from Matchbox 20
Austin Jenckes from NBC’s the Voice
Bill (The Sauce Boss) Wharton
Josh Miller
Inna Sense
Lights out Project
Coastal Breed
and more!
 
Party with a Purpose! Our Goal is to raise $75,000 to start the “State of Indian River Lagoon” Report Card that will update our community on key measures of lagoon health. During the Lagoon Action Assembly that Marine Resources Council coordinated in May, nearly 100 community leaders agreed that a report similar to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Report Card would help keep restoration efforts on course.  The report needs to be funded by the community to keep it updated and honest!
 
Together we can bring back the Indian River Lagoon we love. The Lagoon is our community’s treasure. An abundant life-supporting resource that annually generates $4 billion for our local economy.  We need to keep it healthy to keep our community productive!
 
MRC has been dedicated to restoring the Lagoon for over 30 years, thanks to the support of community members like you.  We train and engage citizen scientists to plant shorelines, educate audiences of all ages, and advocate for the Lagoon.  With your support, MRC will gather the data and the experts to produce the report card.  

Contributions to this event are tax-deductible!
Participate in this production by contacting Beth McMillen at
Marine Resources Council or by visiting our website.
V: 321-725-7775       E: Beth@mrcirl.org                  W: www.SaveTheIRL.org
 

 
Volunteer and Become a Lagoon Lifesaver!

 

Marine Resources Council Habitat Restoration is happy to announce that, this year we are offering FREE Volunteer T-Shirts for registered volunteers who complete 5 hours of volunteer service. A special thanks to all our 2015 t-shirt sponsors.

MRC is actively pursuing restoration volunteers to do trailblazing, invasive plant treatment, and interpretive sign on a beautiful 45-acre natural area near the Blowing Rocks Preserve on Jupiter Island. We will be re-treating and removing invasive species such as Brazilian pepper and carrot-wood and creating trails that enhance the landscape while providing education to visitors.

This year we are excited to announce that each month we will be providing a mangrove planting and Lagoon Education Presentation for the public on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10am - 2pm. At these events the public can adopt a mangrove or pot mangrove`s that will be used in future habitat restoration programs.

We are also seeking educators who are willing to go out to classrooms and civic organization and talk about the Indian River Lagoon estuary.  Volunteers will be trained to use existing PowerPoint presentations, scripts, and tools to conduct presentations on lagoon topics. 

A big thanks to all of the volunteers who have already been involved in the mangrove potting workshops and educational outreach events at the Lagoon House and in the community!  Thanks to the teachers at Ocean Breeze Elementary School and Palm Bay High Schools, the Early Learning Coalition, Girl Scout Troop), the Brevard buddies and all the other groups that came out to learn more about the lagoon and how they can help restore the health and biodiversity of this beautiful ecosystem by being active stewards in their community.

If you would like invest your time in saving the IRL and earn yourself a beautiful Lagoon Life t-shirt, complete the volunteer registration form on-line or contact MRC’s volunteer coordinator, Beth McMillen  to register.   If you have a group that would like to participate in our educational outreach and mangrove potting events please contact Nicholas Frank Sanzone.  For more information, call MRC at 321-725-7775. Together we can bring the Indian River Lagoon back to the productive estuary we want. 

 
MRC's Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series

1st Tuesday of the Month at Noon 

 
The Marine Resources Council’s Brown Bag Lunch speaker series is held at noon on the 1st Tuesday of every month at the Ted Moorhead Lagoon House, 3275 Dixie Highway NE, Palm Bay.   MRC has been organizing Brown Bag Lunch presentations in the community since 1991 thanks to community members like you.   Check out MRC's Event Calendar for more information.

February 2nd Brown Bag Speaker - Stormwater Runoff and How it Affects Water Quality  - Nicholas Frank Sanzone
  
 


Clean Water Rally!
Catch the bus!
Speak out to protect Florida’s water and public lands!


On February 18, Floridians' Clean Water Declaration and Amendment 1 activists will join forces for a "Floridians for Clean Water & Amendment 1 Rally" on the front steps of the historic Old Capitol in Tallahassee. After the rally, we'll spread out over the Capitol for the unique opportunity to take our water stories directly to decision makers!

The Sierra Club, St. Johns Riverkeeper, and Florida’s Water & Land Legacy are providing bus service to the rally!  You can catch a bus for a day-long round trip excursion from these 10 cities:  Ft. Myers, Bradenton, St. Pete, Tampa, Gainesville, Orlando, Ocala, Port St. Lucie, Melbourne and Jacksonville.  Act now - buses will fill up fast! 

Go here to reserve your seat on the bus:  http://yes1fl.org/2015rallytix

Here are the rally details: 

WHO: Floridians' Clean Water Declaration and Amendment 1 activists from all across the state!

WHAT: Floridians for Clean Water & Amendment 1 Rally

WHEN: Wednesday, February 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: On the front steps of the Old Capitol, 400 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399
 
 Questions: Contact Cris Costello at cris.costello@sierraclub.org
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