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Marine Resources Council Open House


Give Back to the Indian River Lagoon!

The Marine Resources Council hosts an open house on Sunday December 8th from 3-5pm.  The event is free and open to the public.


Marine Resources Council is hosting an Indian River Lagoon Paddle Adventure Party to kick off their Winter Membership Drive at the Ted Moorhead Lagoon House on Sunday, December 8 from 3:00-5:00 pm.  Join MRC in welcoming the Indian River Lagoon Paddle Adventure Team as they stop at the Lagoon House on their way from New Smyrna to Jupiter Inlet. Renowned artist, Vernon Nicoli Mattioli, will be creating a mural entitled “The Giving Tree,” representing the life-giving mangrove tree foundational to all living things in the Lagoon. Be one of the first to contribute to the “Giving Tree” by sponsoring a mangrove leaf or the tree itself.  A commemorative mangrove leaf can be engraved with three lines of text for a donation of $100 and “The Giving Tree” itself can be sponsored for $5000.  Proceeds will support youth educational programs on Lagoon habitats and active mangrove planting.  Give the gift of membership that gives back to the Indian River Lagoon! Join MRC at the House Warming while you warm your heart with tales of adventure, visions of creative genius, and delicious refreshments. The event is free but a membership contribution, donation or sponsorship would be appreciated!  Please RSVP to 321-725-7775 or Beth@mrcirl.org

The Indian River Lagoon has contributed billions of dollars to our local economy and has enhanced our community with a backdrop of inspiration, wonder, and joy. The Lagoon is experiencing unprecedented losses due to toxic algal blooms and water pollution that may result in a collapse of our fisheries. It is time for us to give back to the Lagoon. Marine Resources Council is leading lagoon-wide efforts to save the Lagoon through facilitated problem solving, educational workshops, and active mangrove restoration. Please join the MRC during the Winter Membership Drive event, by contributing on-line at www.mrcirl.org, or by calling 321-725-7775. Don’t forget to register for the electronic newsletter to stay up to date on events and actions!  Your $25.00 membership brings us one step closer saving the Indian River Lagoon estuary.

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About Marine Resources Council

Marine Resources Council (MRC) is a 501 c (3) charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring coastal ecosystems for the economic, recreational, aesthetic, and environmental use of the people of East Central Florida. MRC was started in 1983 by a group of professors from the Florida Institute of Technology and it serves the coastal community through science, education, and engagement.  Additional information is available online at www.mrcirl.org.