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 .
Thank you to all of our volunteers for helping plant mangroves, restore shorelines, and remove invasive species! Scroll down for more volunteer opportunities! Students – remember these hours count as volunteer hours for school.
Right Whale Conservation Program:
Right whale season has ended. Atlantic right whales have begun the migration back up north to Cape Cod. We expect their return to the south in late November.
Sightings up north:
The right whale named Kingfisher was sighted by the New England Aquarium survey team about 30 nm south of Martha's Vineyard on April 26th! A regular visitor to Florida in the wintertime, Kingfisher wasn't spotted in the southeast during the 2015 calving season. He's been chronically entangled since 2004, but is doing well. His entanglement is not considered life-threatening.
The first Lagoon Lifesavers Volunteer Training Workshop will be held Saturday, May 9, at the Ted Moorhead Lagoon House at 1:00 pm. This training provides presentation skills and materials to teach community groups about the Indian River Lagoon. Registration for May 9 is full, but additional workshops will be scheduled. Please contact Maria Lombardo to receive information on future workshop dates.
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 camps students out to collect muck and sediment samples in the Lagoon. Locations vary.
MRC needs boats for our Indian River Lagoon STEM Immersion Summer Camp! If you own a boat and are interested in helping us during the months of June and July please contact Nicholas F. Sanzone
Attention High School Students!
Apply now for an MRC summer internship.
MRC will hire two summer interns that work up to 40 hours per week for 8 weeks. As an intern you will get to work hands-on in the field doing mangrove gardening and shoreline restoration, community outreach and education, sample collection and analysis, data entry and GIS training, exhibit maintenance and creation, and greet Lagoon House visitors.
Enroll now in the new Indian River Lagoon Teacher Training Workshop!
Four days only: June 8-11
All educators within Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin Counties are eligible to attend. The material covered during this four-day workshop will be applicable to those teaching middle and high school students.
The Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program is seeking lagoon-related photographs for publication in its 2016 Indian River Lagoon Calendar. Please visit www.itsyourlagoon.com for the link detailing the contest rules and application.
The contest deadline is May 31, 2015!
If you or your business owners are interested in becoming a Certified Green Business, click here to print an application form:
Thank you Tom Franklin and Randy Pennfrom Sarasota County Green Business Partnership for your help and guidance as we begin our exciting new program!
Schedule an Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program presentation for your organization's next meeting!