Indian River Lagoon Calendar

Photo Contest

Attention photographers!!
The Indian River Lagoon Program is seeking lagoon photographs from local photographers for the Indian River Lagoon 2016 Calendar.
All images must have been taken within the Indian River Lagoon watershed from Ponce Inlet in Volusia County to Jupiter Inlet in Palm Beach County. Categories include wildlife, lagoon landscapes, sunrise and sunset, lagoon recreation and lagoon restoration projects. All images must feature some aspect of the Indian River Lagoon. Coastal beach photos, surfing photos, etc., are not eligible.
 The deadline is May 31st, 2015
Visit for more details. Please email Stefanie Jansson with any questions or inquiries. Photographers of all ages and levels are welcome to enter the contest.
Join our Lagoon Lifesaver Education Corps

or become a Green Business!

Lagoon Lifesavers - Become a volunteer in our  Lagoon Lifesavers Education Corp . As a Lagoon Lifesaver you will be able to go out into your community and share information about the Indian River Lagoon! You will be supplied with materials designed to speak to K-12 students and members of civic organizations.

Green Business -  This program encourages leaders of businesses and industries to adopt best management practices that prevent pollution and increase conservation.  Businesses, you will be asked to complete our Green Business application and we will promote your business in the community as a Green Business!

Contact Maria Lombardo for more information or to sign up for either program. 

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.
April 7th Brown Bag Speaker
NASA KSC:  Environmental Stewardship and Partnership 
Doug Scheidt Lead Aquatic Biologist of the KSC Ecological Program and Lynne V Phillips Physical Scientist for KSC Environmental Planning.

An overview of KSC and its environmental stewardship goals and partnerships that they have developed and nurtured over the years.  It will focus on aquatic health and monitoring of the Indian River Lagoon.

Brewmaster's Invitational Beer Festival

Supports the MRC!

April 4th 2015

‪‎Brewmasters‬ Invitational is proud to announce that we are supporting the Marine Resources Council through our silent auction. 100% of the proceeds from the auction will go to restoring and preserving the ‪‎Indian River Lagoon‬. After all, you can't have good beer without clean water! Join us April  4th at the Exploration Tower; Mullet Rd. Port Canaveral, FL 32920. The event is open from 12pm (1pm for General Admission) until 8pm. Go to the Brewmasters Invitational Website for more information or email
Charlie Corbeil Conservation Awards
April 9, 2015 at 6pm
Heritage Isle Club House in Viera

Preserve Brevard and Viera Voice are hosting the 2015 Charlie Corbeil Conservation Awards on April 9, 2015.  Reserve your $35 dinner ticket. Act now! Registration closes Tuesday March 31st.

The following individuals have been selected to receive these awards:
Mike Daniel – Surfrider Foundation and a founder of the Ocean-Reef-Beach Festival in Satellite Beach.
Dr. Duane DeFreese – First Director of the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program.
Brandon Smith – Naturalist at Riverwalk Family Park and lead instructor in the Florida Master Naturalist Program.
Michelle Smurl – Director of Animal Programs and Conservation Programs for the Brevard Zoo.
Laurilee Thompson – Founder of the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival. 
Suzanne Valencia – Former Chair of Turtle Coast Sierra Club and current President of Conradina Chapter, Florida Native Plant Society.

Please join us at the awards banquet to celebrate the accomplishments of these outstanding conservation leaders at the Heritage Isles Clubhouse in Viera at 6 PM on April 9, 2015.  
Registration is open until March 31, 2015 at

Sponsored by Anglers for Conservation, Brevard Nature Alliance, Conradina Chapter FNPS, Family of Charlie Corbeil, Friends of 1000 Islands, Friends of the Carr Refuge, Friends of the Enchanted Forest, Keep Brevard Beautiful and the League of Women Voters of the Space Coast.

Space Coast Progressive Alliance:
Florida Water + Lagoon UPDATE

Come join the SPCA at 6:30pm Thurs. April 2, 2015 Front Street Civic Center, 2205 Front Street, downtown Melbourne FL 32901 for more information

Amendment 1 implementation update + more
by Vince Lamb, retired business exec, now environmental activist + photographer

Muck Removal in Indian River Lagoon Waters
by Dr. John Trefry, PhD, Florida Institute of Technology

Indian River Lagoon update + bills pending in legislature
by Dr. Leesa Souto, PhD, Exec Director, Marine Resources Council

Our speakers will be followed by Q+A from the audience.
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