Habitat Restoration & Water Quality
In addition to habitat restoration on public lands the Marine Resources Council offers invasive species removal from private property too. These pepper busting folks can help you restore your shoreline helping repair the lagoon's natural ecosystem.
There are also opportunities for groups and organizations to get involved in these restoration projects. It's a great team building experience that educates participants about our lagoon at the same time! More info
They are looking for gardening tool donations for our upcoming planting project with the Resident Assistants (RAs) of Florida Tech this Saturday, August 8, 2015 where 60 Florida Tech students/RAs will help plant mangroves at Sebastian Inlet State Park.
Opportunities for Scouts:
Does your troop want to help create educational trails and remove invasive species in Hobe Sound, Florida? For more info or to get your troop involved contact Nick.
If you need Brazilian pepper trees removed or would like to have native mangroves planted on your property contact Nick Sanzone. For 50% off your first site visit mention this posting in our E~Newsletter.
We are offering our second Lagoon Lifesavers Training Program August 28 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Environmental Learning Center in Vero Beach. We will be educating volunteers on what each individual can do to help protect and restore the Lagoon so that you, the volunteer, are comfortable talking to friends, neighbors, civic groups and clubs, schools and Homeowner Associations. We will provide power point presentations for you to use. Space is limited so be sure to reserve your space today by contacting Volunteer@mrcirl.org
Ready to showcase your high-tech solutions to restore the Indian River Lagoon? Want to learn about cutting-edge technical solutions? Participate in the IRLRI TechCon symposium taking place on FIT campus this National Estuaries Day (September 24 & 25, 2015).
More information at http://research.fit.edu/irlri/techcon/