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.

The evening included delicious food, fine wine, fabulous auction items and inspiring speakers!
Manager William Payne and Owner Matt Nugnes from Matt's Casbah with their Seafood Paella.

Activist and former Martin County Commissioner Maggy Hurchalla (left) and State Senator Thad Altman (right) speaking at the Midsummer Night Gala. Senator Altman promised to support and Indian River Lagoon Bill in this year's session, "you write it, Maggy, and I will support it," he said!

Be sure and stop by the restaurants and thank the owners of Matt's Casbah (Matt Nugnes), Nomad Cafe (Megan & Otilio Gonzalez) ,d.i.g. Bistro (Gina Pierce), Tuscany Grill (Gina Pierce) ,& Pappagallo's (Dave Rich)