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Djon’s Love Our Lagoon Foodie & Wine Tasting Benefit for the IRL Report Card
November 23, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm$100.00
Local non-profit organization, the Marine Resources Council of East Florida (MRC) teams with Applied Ecology Inc. to release the second comprehensive health analysis of the entire Indian River Lagoon (IRL). This report also includes water quality data of 11 streams connected to the estuary to help identify and target pollution sources flowing into the lagoon. The release will take place at Djon’s Steak & Lobster House at 522 Ocean Avenue, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951 on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM EST.
With over 20 years of data provided by the governing state water management districts, we can now grade the improvement or decline in the water quality and health of the system. The aim is for our coastal community to have accountability and use this report card as a tool to help guide future restoration efforts and policy moving forward in improving the water quality of the failing IRL.
The latest data has been collected and packaged, now MRC needs your help to deliver this vital information to our community. The goal is to raise over $50,000 in the next couple months to deploy the report card to lagoon community residents. Donors are invited to the early release party of the report card at Djon’s Steak & Lobster House, Melbourne Beach. Is the lagoon’s health improving or not? We hope you will join us for this historic lagoon health event.
Fee: Ticketed Event, $100 per attendee. Please purchase tickets at https://djonlovesourlagoon.eventbrite.com/?aff=pr or call 321.725.7775.
Ticket includes: social mixer with an array of complimentary food tastings and delectable wine tastings, live music, artisan rain barrel auction, early preview of the 2nd Indian River Lagoon Health Update Report Card, & showcase of MRC programs to help save the lagoon.
Menu: Food tastings will be served at food stations.
• Filet Beef tip in mushroom Diane Sauce
• Chicken with pesto & bacon in pastry
• Baked Brie with citrus glaze & fresh berry sauce in puff pastry
• Mini Crab cakes with smoked tomato Remoulade
• Steak House Meatballs in spicy marinara
• Tomato & Mozzarella Skewers with a balsamic vinaigrette
• Chilled shrimp with cocktail sauce
• Deviled Eggs
• Oyster Rockefeller
• Assorted cube cheese with crostini