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IDEAS Hive: Indian River Lagoon Restoration

November 2 at 6:45 pm - 8:30 PM
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November 2 | 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM

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The monthly IDEAS Hive meetings allow experts from several different topics to educate you on environmental issues.

Join IDEAS For Us for an exclusive look into the Marine Resource Council’s amazing restoration work in the Indian River Lagoon (IRL) with their Director of Development, Ken Park. The IRL is an essential ecosystem, one of the most diverse in the country. The Marine Resource Council works to improve the health and resiliency of the IRL through its science-based programming.

The region of the Indian River Lagoon is out of balance due to rapid development that has resulted in large-scale pollution, which MRC refers to as SWAM: Stormwater, Wastewater, Air Pollution and Muck.

During this month’s IDEAS Hive meeting, learn about the MRC’s public-private science, education and action initiatives, how these efforts are making a difference in our community and how you can get involved to improve our waterways for future generations to enjoy.

Special Note: Learning, engaging, and finding solutions. The monthly IDEAS Hive meetings allow experts from several different topics to educate you on environmental issues before inviting you to produce your own local solutions.

This program is presented by Dr. Leesa Souto and hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation in collaboration with IDEAS For Us.

About the Program Presenters

Since 1990, the Marine Resource Council, a non-profit charitable organization, has brought together the best and brightest to address ecological issues facing the Indian River Lagoon. MRC adopted the American Assembly process of consensus-building to determine needed actions to address SWAM: Stormwater, Wastewater, Air Pollution and Muck. Since then, more than 20 assemblies have been hosted by MRC.

Assembly actions have led to the designation of the Indian River Lagoon as one of only 28 Estuaries of National Significance; led to the creation of the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program, which produces and implements its comprehensive conservation management plan, and called on the cities and counties in the region’s influence area to adopt Low Impact Development (LID) practices to put a LID on harmful development. Now, Indian River Lagoon Action Assembly 2024 is underway. It will be the largest consensus assembly of its kind in a decade. Learn more about the MRC’s work, including its public-private science, education and action initiatives at https://savetheirl.org/about-us/our-mission/

About the Presenting Organization

IDEAS For Us brings in experts on environmental topics and allows them to educate our audience, equipping them with the knowledge they need to make innovative solutions to climate change. They then engage the audience in a conversation about how to solve these issues with localized action.

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