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.
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.
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.
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.
The Marine Resources Council (MRC) and the Florida Institute of Technology are coordinating an American Assembly on May 15–17, 2014 in Melbourne, FL to engage diverse stakeholders in identifying priority actions to restore the Indian River Lagoon. This assembly, titled the “Lagoon Action Assembly,” facilitates stakeholder delegates in two and a half days of problem solving.
Become a part of history by helping sponsor this important event! $5,000, $2,500, $1,000, $500, and $250 sponsorship levels gain you access to the event’s kick-off session on Thursday, May 15, at MRC's Ted Moorhead Lagoonhouse in Palm Bay. Click Here for Details.
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.
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
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.
Marine Resources Council (MRC) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose purpose is to maintain and enhance the quality of marine systems for the economic, recreational, aesthetic, and environmental use of the people of Florida.