May 6, 2015

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Welcome to the Marine Resources Council's E~Newsletter, your one stop shop for recent updates on all our programs and news about the Indian River Lagoon (IRL).

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Habitat Restoration Program
  • Mangrove Potting
  • Invasive Species Removal
  • Water Quality Monitoring
  • Future projects
  • Outreach
Habitat Restoration Info
Contact Nick
Lagoon Watch Info
Education Program
  • Presentations
  • Summer Camp
  • Lagoon Lifesavers
  • Green Business
  • E-Newsletter
  • Brown Bag
Contact Maria
Schedule a Presentation
Right Whale Conservation
  • Whale Season Nov-April
  • Off Season May-Oct
  • Presentations
  • Classes
  • Whale Watchers
 Report Sightings:
Log Your Whale Hours
Contact Julie
Whale Info
Habitat Restoration Program:

Attention All Water Quality Monitors!
Please contact Nick Sanzone ASAP for important updates!

Hobe Sound Updates: Over a quarter mile of trail has been cut at the preserve in the Town of Jupiter! Our next steps at this site will be to create educational kiosks with the Boy Scouts of America. If you are a scout, contact Nick Sanzone to get involved in the project.

The mangrove planting at Banana Bay was a success! We planted nearly 50 mangrove trees, some of which were six years old!
Right Whale Conservation Program:

Right whale season has ended. The right whale advisory in Cape Cod Bay was lifted on May 15th. The right whales have moved out of Cape Cod Bay and have gone elsewhere. Find more information here.
 We expect their return to the south in late November.  
Education Program:

Indian River Lagoon STEM Immersion summer camp opportunity for high school students: 

Thank you! Community Foundation for Brevard has funded MRC $2,700.00 to launch our "Discovery in the Palm of Your Hands" project. This project will encompass an interactive hand-painted mural and hand-held computers that will play sounds of the animals in the mural.
MRC Seeking New Development Director
The Marine Resources Council of East Florida (MRC) is seeking a highly motivated individual with an aptitude for public relations, strong fundraising skills, and a passion for protecting the Indian River Lagoon coastal estuary. More information linked here . 
Apply Here
Attention High School Students!

MRC is hosting an Indian River Lagoon STEM Immersion Summer Camp! Campers will be collecting and analyzing muck samples throughout the Indian River Lagoon.  Earn 40 volunteer hours while gaining valuable field experience,
 here for more information!

Attention Citizen Scientists!
MRC needs volunteers for our Indian River Lagoon STEM Immersion Summer Camp! We need your help collecting muck and water quality samples in the Lagoon during the months of June and July from 9:00-2:00.

If you would like to help with camp or have questions, contact Maria

If you can volunteer your boat for the camp, contact  
Nicholas F. Sanzone
FREE Rain Barrel Workshop, Oyster Mat Workshop and Movie in the Park!

This Friday,  June 5
Micco Park, 9655 Riverview Drive, Micco

Workshops start at 6:00 pm
Gourmet Food Trucks will be on site at 6:00 pm
The FREE movie, WATERMARK, begins at 8:45 pm

Free rain barrels will be available for the first 60 registered participants.
To register contact Lydia @ (321) 633-2016.

The FREE Oyster Mat Workshop has 40 spaces available. 
To register contact Kate @ (321) 254-9453 ext. 377

Our summer fertilizer ban has officially started! Protect the Lagoon and take the summer off from fertilizing!
Fertilizer Ban: June 1-September 30

In Florida, summer rains don't water fertilizer in-they wash it off our lawns and into our Lagoon! The excess nitrogen and phosphorus in the water feeds algae blooms that use up the oxygen, kill fish and turn our waters green!

Visit for more information

Volunteer Opportunities
We have a new volunteer online program. Make sure you fill out the online application or email us to aquire your username and pin number! Help our volunteer office go paperless!
Become a Volunteer
VicNet Login
June 6 
Mangrove Potting Workshop
Invasive Plant Removal

Ted Moorhead Lagoon House, Palm Bay
Log Your Hours
Email Nick
STEM Summer Camp Boat Volunteers Needed
June 15-19 and June 22 & 23
June 29-July 3 and July 6 & 7

Seeking boat volunteers to take high school summer camp students out to collect muck and sediment samples in the Lagoon.  Locations vary.
Email Nick
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Palm Bay, FL 32905