2014 Action Assembly Presentations

Indian River Lagoon Action Assembly
May 15–17, 2014
Ted Moorhead Lagoon House & Florida Institute of Technology

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Thursday Night – Ted Moorhead Lagoon House

No monopoly on the problem, but there is reason for hope
Wayne Mills
Previous Chairman of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Inaugural Introductions
Leesa Souto, Ph.D.
Marine Resources Council

Friday morning – FIT

Mr. Frank Kinney, Vice President for Research at Florida Technology

Developing a Restoration Strategy for the Lagoon
Virginia Barker
Brevard County Natural Resources Management Office

Circulation, Climate Change and Resilience
Robert Weaver, Ph.D.
Florida Institute of Technology Indian River Lagoon Research Institute

Muck and Metals in the Indian River Lagoon
John Trefry, Ph.D.
Florida Institute of Technology Indian River Lagoon Research Institute

Charles Jacoby, Ph.D.
Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program

Marine Mammals as Sentinels for the IRL Estuary
Adam Schaefer, M.P.H.
FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute

Fisheries Impacts
Grant Gilmore, Ph.D.

Issues, Pollutants and Sources
Leesa Souto, Ph.D.
Marine Resources Council

LAA Overview Presentation: Lagoon Update at Front Street Park, May 29, 2014

2014 Indian River Lagoon Action Assembly

Presentations and photos are 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.

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Thank you for your RSVP!

Thank you for taking the time to RSVP to our fundraising event. We hope to see you there!

Midsummer's Night Gala a Huge Success!

The Marine Resources Council 2nd Annual Midsummer’s Night Gala was an enormous success. Contributions in excess of $40,000 were received to:

•    Support MRC’s policy advisory initiatives locally and in Tallahassee
•    Grow our youth education programs 
•    Collect important water quality indicators by expanding the Lagoonwatch Program
•    And launch the new Lagoon Lifesaver Business program.

Read more: Midsummer's Night Gala a Huge Success!

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. 


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  • MRC’s Brown Bag Lunch Series


    Pack up your lunch and join MRC on the first Tuesday of every month for our Brown Bag Lunch presentation program at 12:00 pm at the Ted Moorhead Lagoon House in Palm Bay.

    Area experts present on natural history topics such as archaeology, electric cars, Florida bats, native plants, and things you can do to protect the Indian River Lagoon. Check back for upcoming presentations!

    Upcoming Brown Bag Presentations and MRC Events

    If you are interested in presenting at MRC’s Brown Bag lunch series on a relevant lagoon or natural history topic, please contact Shannon Egger, MRC Education Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to inquire about available openings.

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