With your help, the Marine Resources Council enlisted 695 volunteers who picked up 8,726 pounds of trash and debris from 41 miles of Indian River Lagoon shorelines in a few hours on Saturday, September 16, 2023. Thank you so very much for cleaning up our estuary!
The MRC would like to extend a special thank you to our many sponsors who contributed funding, supplies, dumpsters, vehicles, volunteers, and much encouragement. We only succeed through your love of the Lagoon!
One of our primary goals for this event is to foster “Kids for Conservation” and inspire the next generation of Lagoon Stewards. The most exciting data collected was that we had more youth participation in the Cleanup than ever before! It is our hope that children who invest in conservation efforts will continue to protect our environment as adults. Based on the outcome of this day, we are incredibly hopeful for the future. Thank you to all the parents, grandparents, teachers, club leaders, coaches, and schools for chaperoning your “Kids for Conservation” at the MRC Coastal Cleanup.
If you were unable to support or volunteer at this year’s Cleanup but would like to participate in next year’s event, please email Event Manager Steve Sharkey at SharkeyMRC@gmail.com and include your contact information (first and last name, phone number, and email address). Thank you.
Volunteers are the heartbeat of the Marine Resources Council. You inspire us with your daily commitment, and it will take all of us to bring our Lagoon back to health! Please sign up to volunteer today. We hope to see you at our next cleanup.
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Florida Institute of Technology, Pi Kappa Alpha Scholars, Leaders, Athletes, and Gentlemen ensured the success of MRC’s 2023 Coastal Cleanup, with 30 volunteers contributing over 210 cumulative hours to the event. GO PIKES!