Habitat Restoration & Water Quality
Updates and Opportunities
1. Rodney Smith and the Anglers for Conservation teamed up with MRC for Eco-scape Day at the Lagoon House. Together with volunteers we planted native plants donated by Maple Street Natives, Rockledge Gardens, MRC members, and volunteers.
2. MRC held 6 planting days and planted over 350 mangroves and 2,000 grasses on 1,000 feet of shoreline at Port Canaveral. At these events we had MRC volunteers new and old as well as the team of 60 volunteers from FIT (Residence Life Group) who were amazing. Special thank you to all of our volunteers! We could not do it without your help!
3. October marks the beginning of mangrove seed collection. Mangrove seeds wash up on shorelines of the IRL. You can collect the seeds that are not rooted and bring them to us at the Lagoon House where we will grow them and use them in the Habitat Restoration projects.
4. We are recruiting a Pepper Buster Team! This team of special volunteers will be trained to identify, treat and remove Brazilian pepper trees and other invasive plants. If you would like to join this team or would like to have invasive species removed from your property, please contact Nicholas F Sanzone
for more information!
5.We are also recruiting LagoonWatch water quality monitoring volunteers. If you are concerned with the health of the lagoon and would like to help collect data, please look for MRC's booth at Indian River Lagoon Day on November 14. or contact Nicholas F Sanzone
today for more information!
Site visits: Invasive Species Removal
If you need Brazilian pepper trees removed or would like to have native mangroves planted on your property contact Nick Sanzone
. For 50% off your first site visit mention this posting in our E~Newsletter.
Attention All Water Quality Monitors!
Please contact Nick Sanzone
ASAP for important updates!