Sunday, February 22, 2015

February Membership Meeting to Feature "Gimme Green"

Turtle Coast Sierra Club's February Membership Meeting, which will take place on Thursday, February 26, 2015, will feature the film. "Gimme Green," a documentary about the American obsession with lawns, and the $40 Billion industry that keeps lawns our largest irrigated crop!  The  film is produced by Jellyfish Smack Productions, and directed by Isaac Brown and Eric Flagg.   Isaac Brown, Eric Flagg and Jellyfish Smack are also going to do a film about the Indian River Lagoon. 

This meeting will take place at the Pineda Unitarian Universalist Friendship Center, 3115 Friendship Place, on US 1 in Rockledge, ½ mile north of Suntree Blvd and next to Landscape Depot.

Social time starts at 6:30 PM and the meeting starts at 7:00 PM.  Our meetings are open to the public. 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Marine Resources Council's LagoonFest 2015

Be a VIP at the biggest party with a purpose ever launched for the Indian River Lagoon!

All contributions are tax deductible!

Dance, Dine, and Save the IRL! Serving up barbecue, beverages, and a stellar music line-up at the Ted Moorhead Lagoon House in Palm Bay!  Bill Wharton, the world-famous Sauce Boss, will be playing steel guitar while mixing up a big batch of gumbo on stage.  The positive vibrations of Pato Banton and many other bands will keep everyone dancing into the night!  Sign-up now!
VIPS get access to the VIP lounge with private bar and amenities

Bands who will be Rockin’ the Riverside…
Pato Banton & The Now Generations
Kyle Cook from Matchbox 20
Austin Jenckes from NBC’s the Voice
Bill (The Sauce Boss) Wharton
Josh Miller
Inna Sense
Lights out Project
Coastal Breed
and more!

Party with a Purpose! Our Goal is to raise $75,000 to start the “State of Indian River Lagoon” Report Card that will update our community on key measures of lagoon health. During the Lagoon Action Assembly that Marine Resources Council coordinated in May, nearly 100 community leaders agreed that a report similar to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Report Card would help keep restoration efforts on course.  The report needs to be funded by the community to keep it updated and honest!

Together we can bring back the Indian River Lagoon we love. The Lagoon is our community’s treasure. An abundant life-supporting resource that annually generates $4 billion for our local economy.  We need to keep it healthy to keep our community productive!

MRC has been dedicated to restoring the Lagoon for over 30 years, thanks to the support of community members like you.  We train and engage citizen scientists to plant shorelines, educate audiences of all ages, and advocate for the Lagoon.  With your support, MRC will gather the data and the experts to produce the report card. 

Contributions to this event are tax-deductible!
Participate in this production by contacting Beth McMillen at
Marine Resources Council or by visiting our website.
V: 321-725-7775       E:                  W:

Friday, January 16, 2015

Winter Outings 2015

Feb. 28th-9am-Tosohatchee Hike-East Orange County
Join Turtle Coast Sierra Club as we hike a 5 mile loop In the Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area. The area consists of meandering creeks, lush cabbage palm hammocks, slash pine flatwoods, cypress swamps, and freshwater marshes. We will learn about the abundance of birds, both resident and migratory, and wildlife such as white-tailed deer, bobcat, fox squirrel, alligators, and otters. Doug Sphar, long time Sierra Club member will lead this hike. Bring water and wear appropriate shoes. Call 321-432-4346 to reserve your spot and get the meeting location. There is a $3 entrance fee per vehicle.