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Rain Barrel Workshop
 September 12
10:00-12:00 pm
Rockledge Gardens

Ecoscape Day
September 12
8:00 am -12:00 pm
Ted Moorhead Lagoon House

Research Rules
September 26
7:00 am -12:00 pm

Rain Barrel Workshop
November 7
10:00-12:00 pm
Brevard County Cooperative Extension, Cocoa

November 14
Front Street Park
2210 Front Street
Melbourne, Florida 32901




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(321) 725-7775
3275 Dixie Highway NE
Palm Bay, FL 32905
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July 11, 2015 

Education Program

Our  IRL STEM Immersion Summer Science Program for Brevard County high school students has been so much fun!  Student scientists collected sediment and water quality samples in the lagoon, built remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), analyzed muck, tie-dyed shirts, built sea grass diagrams, and learned about GIS.  The program ended with a pizza party compliments of Old School Pizza!  

Thank you to all of our donors and volunteers who helped make it happen!

Business owners! Join MRC's new Green Business Program! Complete the green business practices on the business checklist to get certified, save money, and help restore the Lagoon. Sign up today!

Habitat Restoration & Water Quality

Mangrove potting is starting up at the Lagoon House every Saturday at 10:00 am. Check our events calendar or contact Nick for details. 

Opportunities for Scouts:
Create educational trails and remove invasive species in Hobe Sound, Florida. To get your troop involved contact Nick.

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!

Right Whale Conservation Program 

On June 24th, Piper, a well-known and reproductively active female North Atlantic right whale, was found dead in the Gulf of St. Lawrence near Perce (Canada).  Piper is known to many researchers and has been spotted by the Volunteer Sighting Network's coastal volunteers.  She was first discovered in 1993 at an unknown age and has given birth to three calves, the last of which was in 2013.  She also survived three entanglements, two of which had attached gear (1994 and 2002).  There were no external signs of trauma and we are awaiting results of the necropsy report and cause of death.  Piper's loss is a tragic one for this already-struggling population. She will be missed.

The New England Aquarium posted an article to their research blog about Piper here.

Find more information about MRC's Right Whale Conservation Program here.


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