• LagoonFest 2015 was a great success! Check out our post-event page!
  • 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.

Upcoming Events


Apr 1, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm


Apr 2, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Apr 4, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Apr 7, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Apr 11,


Apr 11, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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.


  • Indian River Lagoon Teacher Training Workshop

    Middle and High School Teachers! Enroll now in new Indian River Lagoon Teacher Training Workshop! Four days only: June 8-11, 2015.
    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. Click here for more details.
  • LagoonFest 2015

    LagoonFest 2015 was a great success! Thank you to everyone who volunteered and came out to Help Save the Lagoon!

    Click here to view our photo gallery from LagoonFest 2015, or sign one of the petitions that were available at the event.

  • 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

    Sign Up for Lagoon Life E-News!
    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.