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May Seminar: MRC’s Progress Report

An MRC Lunch & Learn Seminar

May 2, 2023
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Join MRC to learn about the various organizations and efforts that are helping return the Indian River Lagoon to health and balance.
See below for video and to view the presentation from this event.

The presentation features

  • How we can work together to further the progress being made and restore the Lagoon to balance
  • Why we need to expand water quality testing in the IRL
  • How Low Impact Development can slow the flow of stormwater into the Lagoon

The Indian River Lagoon is one of only 28 estuaries of national significance in the U.S. Years of pollution and overdevelopment have contributed to the decline of the Lagoon’s health, but we are now starting to see historic progress! Join MRC to learn about the various organizations and efforts that are making this progress possible, and how you can partake in healing our Lagoon.

Click here to view the event presentation, or watch the video below.

Jim Moir, interim executive director of MRC.

Meet the Presenter

Jim Moir is a husband and father, Florida native, and resident of Stuart, FL for 31 years. Jim is civically engaged and passionate about protecting the Indian River Lagoon and its coastal margins. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Marine Resources Council and interim Executive Director. He has been an Appointee to the Martin County Local Planning Agency since 2002. He is the newest Indian RiverKeeper, a position that he has held for nine months. He is a member of the Leadership Team of the Rivers Coalition. He is a member and supporter of many local civic and environmental groups.

Jim facilitates ocean science projects specializing in bioacoustics, marine animal surveys, and the deployment of autonomous vehicles and data collection devises. He is currently involved with several citizen science projects and marine mammal stranding networks, and he often volunteers with coastal restoration efforts and exotic invasive species control programs.

MRC’s Lunch & Learn 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. If interested and able, we ask participants to donate toward our guest speaker series. All donations are tax-deductible. For more information on the Marine Resources Council, please visit