An MRC Lagoon at Noon Seminar
January 9, 2024
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Seagrass populations throughout the Indian River Lagoon have been declining over the last ten years, leading to recent mass manatee mortality events. Martin County’s Seagrass Project seeks to better understand conditions in the IRL that cause seagrass populations to expand or decline. See below for video from this event.
In addition, the project will utilize a wide variety of different strategies to determine how to make seagrass restoration projects have a higher degree of success in the IRL.
Meet the Presenter
Michael Yustin is a Senior Project Manager in the Martin County Ecosystem Restoration and Management Division where he has worked for 19 years. His work includes restoring rare coastal upland plant communities, freshwater wetland systems in the Loxahatchee River watershed, and mangrove habitat along the Indian River Lagoon. He is currently the lead Project Manager working on the seagrass restoration project for Martin County.
MRC’s Lagoon at Noon Seminar series (formerly Lunch & Learn) 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. If interested and able, we ask participants to donate toward our guest speaker series. All donations are tax-deductible.