19th Annual Marine Resources Council Conservation Achievement Awards Banquet Set Feb. 22

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The Marine Resources Council of East Florida (MRC) honors extraordinary Indian River Lagoon coastal conservation heroes each year during the MRC Conservation Achievement Awards Banquet. (MRC image) Tickets and more information are available HERE or call 321-725-7775.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE BEACH, FLORIDA – The Marine Resources Council of East Florida honors extraordinary Indian River Lagoon coastal conservation heroes each year during the MRC Conservation Achievement Awards Banquet.

This year’s celebration takes place on Saturday, February 22, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront, located at 3003 N. Hwy. A1A.

Tickets and more information are available HERE or call 321-725-7775.

The awards recognize organizations and individuals who help shape today’s most crucial conservation wins associated with the Indian River Lagoon and its tributaries.

Award categories and attending nominees include: 

• Stan Blum Lifetime Award for Conservation

Nominees: M. Dennis Hanisak, Ph.D. / Marty Baum

• Albert Tuttle Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service

Nominees: Paul Fafeita / Brevard County Citizen Oversight Committee of the Save Our Lagoon Project Plan / Gayle Ryan

• Maggy Bowman Award for Outstanding Service by an Elected Official

Nominees: Governor Ron DeSantis / Senator Debbie Mayfield

• Paul Kroegel Award for Outstanding Service by a Government Employee

Nominees: Vincent Encomio / Dianne Hughes /Jennifer Wilster

• Project of the Year Award

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Nominees: Indian River Lagoon Project of the Year Award / Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan Update / Blue Green Algae Task Force

The event is open to the public. Tickets start at $125. The event features speakers, such as Maggy Hurchalla, famed environmentalist, and Jacqui Thurlow-Lippish, current at-large governing board member of the South Florida Water Management District, and others.

Voting for nominees is only available to active MRC members. To become an official MRC Member and cast your vote please CLICK HERE. To view full nomination write-ups CLICK HERE.

Tickets and more information are available HERE or call 321-725-7775.

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