IRC's Book

"Rare Plants of South Florida : Their History, Conservation, and Restoration"

Ecological Restoration Standards

Read about cutting-edge international standards for ecological restoration

Pine Rockland Initiative

Get updates on IRC's initiative to "expand the footprint" of imperiled pine rocklands


IRC Hires New Intern

Kelly McLoughlin joined IRC as our Coastal Biodiversity Restoration Intern in July of 2022. She graduated from the University of Miami with degrees in Marine Science and Biology, intent on serving coastal ecosystems. As a passionate environmentalist with experience in coral conservation, benthic, and marine mammal research she is excited to join and contribute to our Restoring the Gold Coast program.

Welcome to the team, Kelly!

Get Involved with Restoring the Gold Coast

We are excited to begin Phase II of our popular Restoring the Gold Coast (RGC) Program in Palm Beach County thanks to funding from the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties and New York Life! As we plan out our events and schedule for this year, we wanted to let you know ways you can get involved.

  • Volunteer With Us: keep an eye out on our social media and website for public volunteer opportunities where you can get your hands dirty while helping us restore coastal biodiversity. For example, be on the lookout for details on our RGC Phase II Launch Event which will be posted online very soon. Are you looking for something with more hours to fulfill a school requirement? Talk to us about weekly watering opportunities at our planting sites.
  • Book a Presentation With Us: we offer educational RGC programs catered to all age groups. If you know of a club or organization that would like to learn more about coastal conservation, reach out to IRC's new Coastal Biodiversity Restoration Intern, Kelly McLoughlin.
  • Schedule a Private Site Assessment: we have partnered with Adopt-a-Dune to offer site assessments and personally curated plant bundles to private landowners with coastal dune habitat on their property. Click here for more information on pricing and logistics.
  • Sponsor an Event: we are looking for up to 10 community partners to sponsor or co-sponsor coastal restoration events this fall. Reach out to Kelly McLoughlin for more information.