About Us

2013-hands-across-lagoon-groupMarine Resources Council Coordinated the Hands across the Lagoon Event at Melbourne Causeway in 1989 and in 2013.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. Our mission is to protect and restore the Indian River Lagoon coastal estuary and we are supported by many different community members and sponsors. 90% of community contributions go directly to projects and programs! Join MRC today!

MRC is multi-faceted organization committed to engaging the community in actions to save the Indian River Lagoon, working at all levels. We are holding government workshops, coordinating diverse stakeholder groups, showcasing community leaders, and working with businesses and individuals. We organize groups to plant mangroves, we conduct educational workshops, and we manage the Ted Moorhead Lagoon House, a lagoon-front venue for education and natural history. Check our community calendar for upcoming activities!

20131017-brevard-county-comm-wkspDr. Leesa Souto opens the Brevard County Commissioner Indian River Lagoon Workshop at the Ted Moorhead Lagoon House.We are governed by a Board of Directors that is voted on by our membership and we have a dedicated group of scientific advisors. MRC was started in 1983 by a group of professors from the Florida Institute of Technology, many of which are still involved with the organization today.