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2023 MRC Low Impact Development Conference

The MRC 2023 Low Impact Development (LID) Conference, held on October 19-20, was a significant gathering of experts, professionals, and stakeholders dedicated to promoting 21st century sustainable stormwater management practices, Low Impact Development, and Green Infrastructure. The event featured a diverse agenda, with insightful presentations and discussions led by renowned experts. Below are resources and key highlights from the conference.

Low Impact Development Resources

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Planting Considerations for Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Planting Considerations for
Green Stormwater Infrastructure

DEP GSI Initiatives and Funding Opportunities

DEP GSI Initiatives and
Funding Opportunities

The Role of LID in Meeting the Requirements of the Statewide Stormwater Rule

The Role of LID in Meeting the Requirements of the Statewide Stormwater Rule

A Sustainable Tomorrow: Past, Present, and Future: A Case Study of Babcock Ranch

A Sustainable Tomorrow: Past, Present, and Future: A Case Study of Babcock Ranch
The 2023 Low Impact Development Conference was a resounding success, providing attendees with valuable insights, practical knowledge, and a platform for networking. It reinforced the commitment to sustainable stormwater management practices and the adoption of green infrastructure solutions to address contemporary challenges. Participants left with a deeper understanding of the role they can play in shaping a more sustainable future. We hope you will join the LID movement and participate in the next conference. Please stay tuned in for updates by subscribing to the MRC E-Newsletter.


Contact Conference Manager, Steve Sharkey

Call: 321.978.8862 ~ Email:

2022 LID Conference Gallery

Fun Photos from the 2023 LID Conference

Thank You Sponsors & Contributing Partners

Ferguson Waterworks

Title Sponsor • Exhibitor • Presenter

Ferguson Waterworks is driving sustainable product innovation and helping customers achieve their sustainability goals. As a company, we embrace the opportunity to extend a hand, leave our mark and help build a better world.

Streamline Technologies

Sponsor • Exhibitor • Presenter

Streamline Technologies (SLT) is a software development firm specializing in integrated 1d/2d surface water and groundwater modeling. Our flagship product, ICPR, is a nationally accepted hydraulics model by FEMA for NFIP applications and is used for modeling complex urban stormwater management systems, natural riverine systems, interconnected pond and lake systems, green infrastructure, and highly managed water resource systems. ICPR also powers our new Real-Time Flood Forecasting (RTFF) system used to predict flooding at the street and house level 2–4 days in advance.

Oldcastle APG a CRH Company

Sponsor • Exhibitor • Presenter

Oldcastle APG a CRH Company. From stadiums to outdoor kitchens, we lead the industry in quality and drive the design trends that affect how people live in residential and commercial spaces. Our exterior products work together to create the inviting outdoor spaces people need to connect, reflect and recharge. And our commitment to climate positive innovation means you can enjoy your one-of-a-kind yardscape while treading lightly on the planet.

Florida Power & Light Company

Breakfast Sponsor

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) understands customers care deeply about the environment and not only want affordable, reliable power, but also clean energy today and in the future. That’s why we go the extra mile to protect the air we breathe, the water and land we use, and the plants and animals that share our planet.

One Lagoon


Indian River Lagoon National Estuaries Program. Looking at the full scope of the IRL, the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program (IRLNEP) works to ensure the IRL is the healthy heart of connection between six counties, 38 cities, 1.6 million people, an economy valued at $7.6 billion annually, and more than 40% of Florida’s East coast.

Carroll Distributing Company

Reception Sponsor


Beverage Sponsor

Cutwater Spirits

Beverage Sponsor

Turtle Coast Sierra Club


UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences - Agriculture and Biological Engineering Department and Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program

Presenting Partner

University of Central Florida Stormwater Management Academy

Presenting Partner

Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Presenting Partner

Alachua County Environmental Protection

Presenting Partner

City of Titusville


Florida Board of Professional Engineers

Contributing Partner

Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscaping Association

Contributing Partner

City of Palm Bay

Presenting Partner

Martin County logo

Presenting Partner

Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront

Lodging Partner

The Marine Resources Council of East Florida, Inc. (MRC) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve water quality and to protect and restore the fish and wildlife resources of the Indian River Lagoon, coastal waters, inshore reefs, and the watershed by advocating and using sound science, education, and the involvement of the public at large. MRC’s Federal Tax ID Number is 59-3030066. Contributions to MRC may be eligible for a tax deduction in the U.S.A.; please consult your tax advisor for eligibility.