• You Can Help! Click Here for Details!
  • Presentations Now Available - Click Here for Details
  • The Ted Moorhead Lagoon House
    The Ted Moorhead Lagoon House is operated as an environmental learning center and a scenic highway visitor information center by the Marine Resources Council. It is the official welcome center for the Indian River Lagoon Scenic Highway.
  • Water Quality Monitoring
    Eighty citizen volunteers, trained and equipped by the MRC, test water quality parameters as indicators of the health of the Indian River Lagoon. Every week salinity, dissolved oxygen, pH, and water clarity are tested at approximately 80 sites.
  • Northern Right Whale Monitoring Program
    The endangered North Atlantic Right Whale utilizes the Atlantic coast off Georgia and Florida as calving grounds. Volunteer spotters, many living in high rise condos beachside, report right whale sightings.
  • Native Planting
    Visitors from all over the world, including over 2,200 different species of animals, admire and depend on the unique ecosystem the Marine Resources Council is helping to restore.
  • Shoreline Restoration
    MRC's Shoreline Habitat Restoration Program improves the wildlife and scenic values of the Indian River Lagoon shoreline ecosystem. Native vegetation is restored naturally or planted by volunteers. The new natural habitat means more fish, bird, and beautiful parks.
  • Indian River Lagoon Scenic Byway

Upcoming Events


Dec 20, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Dec 24,


Dec 25,

Indian River Lagoon
Action Assembly Update
Presentations and photos are now available from the 2014 Lagoon Action Assembly that involved over one hundred community leaders in facilitated discourse about the crisis we are facing with the collapse of the Indian River Lagoon. Click Here for Details.


  • MRC's Year-End Giving Campaign

    Investing in the Lagoon is Investing in the Community.

    An economic study completed in 2007 estimated the Indian River Lagoon brought $3.7 Billion to our local economy and provided 15,000 jobs.button-invest-in-the-irl The same study today would likely double that value. We can’t afford for the Indian River Lagoon to collapse. Our economy and our quality of life depend on it. Commit to something you believe in, something you love. Help restore the Indian River Lagoon with your commitment of time, talent or treasure.

    Marine Resources Council needs many good hands. Sign up, speak up or stand up for the Lagoon today
  • Join MRC Now!

    Join MRC Today!Marine Resources Council
    Membership Drive

    MRC is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to protect and restore the Indian River Lagoon (IRL), the estuary that's imperative to our coastal community lifestyle. The IRL generates over $3 billion to our local economy annually, which is nothing compared to the value of cherished memories and priceless moments spent with family and friends along the Lagoon.

    Join Marine Resources Council now and give back to the Indian River Lagoon today.

    MRC is leading the charge to save the Indian River Lagoon with science-based advocacy, education, and community engagement. 90% of contributions go directly to programs and projects that support our mission. Our 2014 goals are to enhance fish and bird habitat by planting over 5000 mangroves, conducting over 50 workshops for citizens and elected officials, and engaging 200 new volunteers in lagoon-lifesaving activities. Help us save the IRL! Join MRC today!

    What MRC members see in our organization:
    Leadership • Advocacy • Engagement • Community

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    Stay current on issues affecting the Indian River Lagoon with our monthly E-News. Click here to get started.
  • Sign Up for the Indian River Lagoon Coalition

    Calling businesses and individuals!
    Show you want our political leaders to act now to restore the Indian River Lagoon. Download the Indian River Lagoon Coalition Petition, complete it and mail it back.