Speak Up!

Local policies that affect land use, septic tanks, fertilizer use, dredging and others can impact the health and restoration of the Indian River Lagoon.

Below is a list of state and federal elected officials you can contact directly to encourage that they protect and restore the Indian River Lagoon.

Your local officials have the greatest local power to help restore the lagoon. They are influenced by the voices of their constituency! Get to know our local officials and encourage them to adopt strong fertilizer ordinances, to require septic tank inspections, and to protect natural buffers along the Indian River Lagoon.

To stay informed of policy considerations, SIGN-UP for MRC’s e-listserve.


Your Representatives

SPEAK UP AND GET ACTIVE!

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United States Senate Website
http://www.senate.gov/

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson
1-888-671-4091

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio
1-866-630-7106

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United States House of Representatives Website
http://www.house.gov/

U.S. Representative Bill Posey
Phone: (321) 632-1776

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Florida House of Representatives Website
http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/

State Representative Steve Crisafulli
Phone: (321) 449-5111
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State Representative Tom Goodson
Phone: (321) 383-5151
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State Representative Jon Tobia
Phone: (321) 984-4848
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State Representative Ritch Workman
Phone: (321) 757-7019
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Florida Senate Website
http://www.flsenate.gov/

State Senator Thad Altman
(321) 752-3138

State Senator Andy Gardiner
(407) 428-5800

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Brevard County Commission Website
http://www.brevardcounty.us/CountyCommission

District 1
Commissioner Rita Pritchett
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District 2
Commissioner Jim Barfield
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District 3
Commissioner John Tobia
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District 4
Commissioner Curt Smith
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District 5
Commissioner Kristine Isnardi
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Get Active!

Marine Resources Council is a charitable non-profit organization that has engaged volunteers in citizen science and lagoon restoration for nearly thirty years. Our mission is to provide opportunities for motivated residents to actively protect and restore the Indian River Lagoon, the estuary our community depends on for quality of life. To learn more about how to volunteer for MRC CLICK HERE.

Activities you do every day can reduce the amount of pollutants entering the Indian River Lagoon. CLICK HERE for details.

Become a Lagoon Lifesaver!

THANK YOU for seeking opportunities to help protect and restore the Indian River Lagoon. Marine Resources Council is seeking volunteers in Brevard County and Lagoon-wide to help with educational programs for adult and youth audiences, shoreline restoration, mangrove collecting and planting, Lagoon House museum exhibit planning, museum docent, Lagoon House library curator, Lagoon House retail, fundraising and membership committees, and many other positions. For volunteer registration, please CLICK HERE.

Our partners involved in Saving the IRL are also seeking volunteers:

Brevard Zoo has volunteer opportunities in the Northern Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon and near Viera Florida.

Keep Brevard Beautiful conducts regular cleanup and restoration events in Brevard County.

Save the Indian River Lagoon (IRL)!

Save the IRLTake Action! Become a Lagoon Lifesaver! Together we can save the Indian River Lagoon!

Do your part to save the Indian River Lagoon by making changes in your everyday life to reduce the amount of pollutants entering the lagoon, by volunteering to actively restore or educate, by speaking up in policymaking arenas, or by supporting the Lagoon Lifesavers Campaign.

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Get Active: Learn what you can do to help the Indian River Lagoon in your own home and in our community. Discover volunteer opportunities and day-to-day practices you can start now that will reduce the amount of pollution entering the lagoon. CLICK HERE for details.

Speak Up: Engage your political leadership in the mission to restore the Indian River Lagoon. CLICK HERE for details.

Support the Campaign: Support MRC consensus-building programs such as the Lagoon Action Assembly consensus building summit in May 2014, MRC's “What you can do to save the IRL” Brown Bag luncheon presentations, and our Lagoon Leaders business education and promotion program. CLICK HERE for details.

Things you can do: Everyone contributes to the pollution entering the lagoon and we can all take steps to reduce that footprint. For everyday activities you can do to reduce your households impact on the Indian River Lagoon CLICK HERE.