July 7 Brown Bag Webinar: Living Shorelines

An MRC Virtual Brown Bag Webinar

July 7, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Attendance is free.

Join us for our Virtual Brown Bag Webinar, “Living Shorelines for a Sustainable Future,” with MRC’s Director of Science and Restoration, Caity Savoia! See below for video from this event.

Traditional coastal development methods frequently include shoreline hardening that are not only expensive to construct but costly in terms of maintenance, water quality, and wildlife habitat. Living shorelines offer a more sustainable and cost-effective option for waterfront property owners to decrease erosion and protect their property while enhancing wildlife habitat, improving water quality, and ultimately improving the health of our Indian River Lagoon! Ms. Savoia will talk about alternatives to shoreline hardening, describe MRCs living shoreline projects, and encourage you to get involved. Registration is required!

The webinar will end with a live Q&A session, but you can email questions in advance to MRC’s Nicole Broquet at nicole@mrcirl.org by July 6.


The Brown Bag Webinar will be at the same time as always, from 12:00-1:00 pm, but will be held through the virtual platform Zoom! To attend this webinar, you must pre-register as space is limited, but we will live-stream the program on the MRC’s Facebook page.

About Our Presenter

Ms. Caity Savoia is the Director of Science and RestorationMs. Caity Savoia is the Director of Science and Restoration for the MRC. She is a Florida native from Tampa where her love for the ocean was inspired by a childhood spent fishing and scuba diving. She has a diverse educational background with a B.S. in psychology from the University of Florida and a master of professional science from the University of Miami in marine conservation and geographic information systems (GIS). Her work experience includes many facets of environmental science including scientific diving, mangrove surveys, laboratory processing, and GIS analytics. She loves to learn and explore outdoors. Her current area of interest is living shorelines although she also desires to expand other important programs such as Muck Finders and Groundwater Monitoring.

This virtual event is free but you must register to receive the zoom link and login information. If interested and able, we ask participants to donate toward our guest speaker series. MRC’s Brown Bag Lunch Webinar series is a long-standing and cherished social offered to the East Central Florida coast region, and is supported by volunteers and the community’s charitable giving. All donations are tax-deductible. For more information on the Marine Resources Council, please visit SaveTheIRL.org.