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June 2 Brown Bag Lunch: Indian River Legacy

An MRC Brown Bag Lunch Zoom Webinar

June 2, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Attendance is free.

Join us for our Virtual Brown Bag Seminar, “Indian River Legacy” with Ms. Laurilee Thompson on Tuesday, June 2. See below for video from this event.

In the 1950s, the Indian River Lagoon was crystal clear and its bounty seemed limitless. Growth and development took its toll and now our nation’s most biologically diverse estuary can no longer claim that distinction. Journey through the decades as Laurilee tells the story of her life on the Indian River, from the days of gin-clear waters, through its downfall and then to hope as a new generation works to bring our most precious natural resource back to its former splendor and productivity. Sign up today to hear this amazing personal account of the Indian River Lagoon!

The seminar will end with a live Q&A session, but we also recommend that participants to please email any questions you might have about life on the IRL to the MRC’s Nicole Broquet at by June 1st.

Additional Information Discussed in Webinar
Contact Information:

Laurilee Thompson

Useful Links:

Lagoon Loyal

Be Florididan Now

Get Involved!

Effects of Changing Our Waterways on the IRL / Seeing Red from So Much Green

About Our Presenter

Ms. Laurilee ThompsonMs. Laurilee Thompson is a fourth-generation Floridian and co-owner of the popular Dixie Crossroads Seafood Restaurant in Titusville Florida, which specializes in serving wild-caught domestic seafood. Laurilee participates on numerous boards and committees supporting tourism, the commercial fishing industry, and the environment, including Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, Save Our Indian River Lagoon Citizen Oversight Committee, Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program Management Board, Merritt Island Wildlife Association, Hubbs Sea World Research Institute, and the Deepwater Shrimp Advisory Panel for the South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council. She served for twenty years on the Brevard County Tourist Development Council, always working to preserve and promote our region’s incomparable outdoor assets.

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 Seminar 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