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View the Save Our Lagoon Project Plan

The Save Our Lagoon Project Plan was presented at the August 9, 2016 Brevard County Commissioners meeting. You can view the presentation from that meeting on the Brevard County website. The presentation begins at approximately 1:20:00 of the video.
Save Our Lagoon Project Plan video presentation

IRL Oyster Reef Restoration November 2016

Save the Lagoon: International Coastal Cleanup 2016

  • Brown Bag Lunch: 2017 Right Whale Season Update

    20161206-brownbag-rightwhaleAt the December MRC Brown Bag Speaker Series (Tuesday, December 6, noon–1pm), MRC's North Atlantic Right Whale Monitoring Program Coordinator Julie Albert will provide an update on the 2016–2017 right whale migration season.
  • We Are Hiring!

    MRC is seeking a Deputy Director who can perform diverse administrative and management duties that include coordinating and documenting the actions of the MRC Board of Directors, assisting with accounting policies and procedures, developing operational policies and procedures to minimize risks, managing human resources including volunteers and staff, assisting with project tracking, assisting with membership and donor tracking, and coordinating staff and volunteer coverage of the lagoon house.

    Strong candidates will have a Masters in Business Administration or a Bachelors in a similar field and four years of appropriate management experience, must have a valid Florida Driver's license, and be able to lift 35 pounds. Click here for a complete job description. Interested candidates should apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Leesa Souto.
  • Love Our Lagoon Canoe Trip

    2016-love-our-lagoon-canoe-tripFlorida native Les Miller has set a $5,000 GoFundMe goal to benefit MRC. Les will embark on a 156-mile canoe journey through the Indian River Lagoon, beginning in Stuart and ending in New Smyrna, FL. The journey will take Les through 5 counties and 44 cities of the suffering Lagoon. Find out more.
  • IRL Update with MRC's Leesa Souto

    logo-wfit-coastal-connectionWFIT's Terri Wright talks with Dr. Leesa Souto, Executive Director of MRC, about Hurricane Mathew's effect on the Lagoon, the upcoming referendum to help the IRL, and the MRC's Member Banquet. From WFIT's Coastal Connection.
    Click here to listen.
  • End of Year Giving!


    The lagoon provides so much for our community. Perhaps you are one of the 73,000 people who work in a lagoon industry, or your property value is increased due to the lagoon’s proximity, or you enjoy the lagoon with your family and friends, or you grab a moment of peace and beauty as you go over it every day. It’s time for us to give back to the Indian River Lagoon. The water quality crisis facing the Indian River Lagoon is urgent. We have experienced fish kills, toxic algae blooms, and marine mammal deaths. If we do nothing, we stand to lose more than $7.6 Billion in annual revenue, thousands of lagoon species, and our community centerpiece.

    It will take all of us to bring the lagoon back to a healthy, productive estuary. Act now.
  • Brown Bag Lunch Fall 2016