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Saturday, April 2, 2016

 

MRC Updates

 
Volunteer Work Day
We need help clearing debris and foliage from the Lagoon House property in preparation for LagoonFest!  Meet at the Ted Moorhead Lagoon House  on Wednesday April 6th  at 10:00 a.m. to participate in grounds clearing!
When : Wednesday April 6th (10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Where: Ted Moorhead Lagoon House
3275 Dixie Highway NE
Palm Bay, FL 32905
What: Outdoor work clearing debris and overgrown foliage
Wear: Closed toe shoes are REQUIRED! We recommend you wear a t-shirt and shorts or pants, sunglasses, and a hat. It is highly recommended that you wear sunscreen and bring bug spray.
To RSVP call (321) 725-7775



LagoonFest 2016
When: May 21 (11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.)
Where: Ted Moorhead Lagoon House
Who: George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic
Zack Deputy
4-Time Grammy Award Winner Trae Pierce & The T-Stone Band
Beebs & Her Money Makers
Thomas Wynn and the Believers
The Bastard Suns Acoustics
23 Treez
General Eyes
Why: LagoonFest is an all-day music charity event to generate awareness and funds to protect the first State of the Indian River Lagoon Report Card. The Report Card will update the community on the current health of the lagoon, and the corrective action necessary to reverse the negative impact we have on the estuary. The report card is projected to be distributed to the 2.2 million residents of the lagoon in 2017.

Tickets are on sale NOW! Visit the MRC LagoonFest website for tickets and event updates. 
www.MRCLagoonFest.com
  
Click Here to Enter to Win TWO FREE TICKETS to LagoonFest!



Help Our Partners at WFIT: They Need Phone Volunteers

Sign Up to help  MRC's partner,  WFIT . Phone Volunteers are needed. They appreciate all the help they can get!

WFIT is  using VolunteerSpot (the leading online Sign-up and reminder tool) to organize their upcoming Sign-ups.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see their Sign-up on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/joDDCZ
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Pam and you can sign up manually.

Pam Pedersen
WFIT 89.5 FM
Public Radio
150 W. University Blvd
Melbourne, FL  32901
321-674-7401
321-674-8139 fax
http://www.wfit.org
 
 

North Atlantic Right Whale 
Conservation Program

Volunteer Angela Garrison took a whale selfie with Clipper and her first calf at the Sebastian Inlet "catwalk" bridge. The whales  made 16 attempts to pass under the bridge to leave the inlet.
Photo Credit: Layton Parham

Clipper (right whale #3450) and her calf spent approximately 29 hours in Sebastian Inlet on Feb. 8th and 9th after taking a wrong turn. The whales got out on their own after 16 attempts to go back under the Sebastian bridge toward the open ocean. The pair was spotted off Savannah, GA on Feb. 28th, so they've started their migration northward toward the feeding ground!
 
Mangrove Potting Workshop
Where: Ted Moorhead Lagoon House
When:   April 9th (10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)

Mangrove potting workshops are open to the public every Saturday. Join in on the fun and adopt a mangrove that you can take home!

Email Nick for details and to sign up!

Invasive Plant Species Workshops

Learn about invasive plant species, focusing on identification and treatment. At this event residents will have the opportunity to sign up to join the Pepper Buster Team. Keep an eye out for upcoming workshops.

Water Quality Workshop

Where: Ted Moorhead Lagoon House
When: April 9 (3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Learn about the MRC water quality program, Lagoon Watch, and take part in the water quality assurance training and become a water quality monitors!
Email Nick for details and to sign up!

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Bring your lunch and come listen!  
Where: Ted Moorhead Lagoon House
When: First Tuesday of the month at 12:00 p.m.
 

SAVE THE DATE!
Happening Next Week!
Tuesday, April 5, 2016; 12:00 p.m.
Sally Scalera
Our Soil Can Help to Heal the Indian River Lagoon.



SAVE THE DATE!
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Rodney Smith
Phenology of the Mosquito Coast

SAVE THE DATE!
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Suzanne Valencia
TBA
 

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Check out our BRAND NEW donor levels! What level are you?
 
How Much Do You Love Your Lagoon
Seagrass Level $20,000+

Support Internships

Mangrove Level $15,000+
Support Shoreline Restoration

Dolphin Level $10,000+
Support the Status of the IRL Ecological Health Assessment

Osprey Level $5,000+
Support On-line Outreach and Media

Sea Turtle Level $1,000+
Support IRL Education for Students

Oyster Level $1.00+
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