Concrete creations by the Marine Resources Council enrich the habitat of oysters, clams and seagrasses

‘Concrete Creations’ will be installed along the shore of the Indian River Lagoon

A platoon of up to 50 Marine Resources Council staff and volunteers will meet this Friday and Saturday, March 11 and 12, and transport and place 80 concrete creations, weighing 160 pounds each, along the shore of the Laguna Lagoon. Indian River.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A platoon of up to 50 Marine Resources Council staff and volunteers will meet this Friday and Saturday, March 11-12, and transport and place 80 concrete creations, weighing 160 pounds each, along the shore of the Indian Lagoon River.

The prisms, as they are called, will be used to create a 100-foot-long experimental and ecological shoreline showcasing a more sustainable way to protect the coast while enriching the habitat for oysters, clams and seagrass beds to recover.

The project involves partners from the Florida Oceanographic Society, Florida Tech, Brevard Zoo, the cities of Palm Bay and Cocoa Beach, and others.

The project is part of an ongoing 1,500-foot restoration showcase, which has been evolving for 20 years at the MRC’s headquarters, to demonstrate resilient methods residents can use to prevent erosion and enhance the beauty of their shorelines. .

The troops will work on Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the MRC Headquarters, Ais Lookout Point Park, a city park in Palm Bay, located along the lagoon at 3275 Dixie Hwy. BORN.

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