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MRC Mangrove Planting event (Open to Public) at Ted Moorhead Lagoon House [3275 Dixie Highway, Palm Bay, FL 32905]

The City of Palm Bay, in cooperation with the Marine Resources Council (MRC), wishes to invite all interested participants to volunteer on Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Ted Moorhead Lagoon House (3275 Dixie Highway, Palm Bay, FL 32905) to help plant mangroves and spartina grass plugs along the Indian River Lagoon shoreline.  This public participation event is also in partnership with Rotary Clubs of Brevard County.  MRC is also accepting donations at the following link: https://goo.gl/RVXW9k.

For more details, go to www.savetheirl.org.   

The goal is to plant 300 mangroves and 300 spartina grass plugs above the mean high-tide area of the IRL shoreline.  These native plants are especially important, they protect the shoreline, reduce erosion, absorb pollutants, and provide ecological habitat.  Mangroves provide a solution to water quality concerns in the Indian River lagoon, as they have been found to remove up to 60% of harmful nutrients including nitrogen.

 Participation in this campaign is open to the general public as both donors and volunteers. For every $75 raised, MRC will plant 1 mangrove and 1 spartina grass plug along said IRL shorelines. If you are unable to donate at this time, your participation as a volunteer is encouraged.

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