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Marine Resources Council

The Marine Resources Council 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. MRC is leading the charge to save the Indian River lagoon with scientific-based advocacy, education, and community engagement. The current status of the Indian River Lagoon requires a commitment of half a billion dollars and 15 years, to save and restore the lagoon to a healthy state.

This year, we are bringing together the scientific community to evaluate and grade the ecological health of the lagoon to produce the 1st Annual State of the Indian River Lagoon Report Card. The report card will inform the community to the current health of the lagoon, and the corrective action necessary to reverse the negative impact we have on the estuary, with a projected distribution to the 2.2 million residents of the lagoon in 2017. For more information on the report card please visit

MRC supporters continue to monitor the water, restore habitats, and educate the community on issues and best practices for minimum impact to water quality. MRC continues to influence legislative activity in Tallahassee and locally, to encourage funding and policies to restore and revitalize the lagoon’s health and beauty.


Together we can bring the lagoon back to a healthy, productive system!  Thank you for contributing!


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