Conservationist community—moments to commune, exchange and inspire

Treasured Lands maintains a visible presence throughout Martin County, supporting community events and staging our own wide range of gatherings. Keep an eye on our calendar, as we’ve planned several exciting events for the remainder of 2011 and upcoming 2012.

Ongoing Events

Treasured Lands maintains a visible presence throughout Martin County, supporting community events and staging our own wide range of gatherings. Keep an eye on our calendar, as we’ve planned several exciting events for the remainder of 2011 and upcoming 2012.

Barley Barber Swamp tours: We partnered with FPL to re-open the environmental jewel Barley Barber Swamp for public tours. All swamp tours are scheduled through the Historic Seminole Inn in Indiantown, where we park the Barley Barber Swamp Tour Bus. While tours traditionally occur between 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. October through May, exceptions are sometimes made. To inquire about an outing, please call (772) 597-3777.

Birthday Parties at the Swamp:  Let Treasured Lands and the Seminole Inn host your next birthday party in one of the most amazing and unlikely locates in South Florida for a donation to Treasured Lands of only $15 per person. Please call (772) 597-3777.

Private Barley Barber tours: We also arrange private tours of Barley Barber Swamp for premier supporters of Treasured Lands Foundation. Please call (772) 597-3777.

Owl Prowl: When a full moon rises over Barley Barber, we guide the more daring and adventurous nature lovers into the swamp for some nocturnal creature watching. A bounty of animal sounds rise from the swamp after dark, but our night-trippers tune their ears—and eyes—primarily to spot owls. Its bird watching with a twinge of the eerie thrown in.

Wine Tours: We operate the Barely Barber bus for periodic tours of Florida’s wine vineyards. Arranged by the Seminole Inn, the first Saturday of each month we tour one of Florida excellent and often little-known vineyards for wine tastings and an option dinner afterward. For pricing or to reserve a seat, please call (772) 597-3777.

Recent Events

Tapas: More than 100 people packed into one of the area’s most talked-about new restaurants to learn more about Treasured Lands. We informed them on our twin missions—protecting and preserving Martin County’s natural lands and educating and empowering future conservationists and environmental stewards—and invited their help.

Aim to Protect: For two straight years Treasured Lands Foundation has hosted “Aim to Protect,” a sporting clays fundraising shoot at the prestigious Quail Creek Plantation in Okeechobee, whose proceeds support conservation of Martin County’s environmentally sensitive land and educational programs. The day includes a light breakfast, a 100-clay shoot, barbeque lunch, awards ceremony, raffles and auction. To reserve a spot or inquire about sponsorships, please call (772) 647-9076.

Jupiter Island Club: We unveiled the environmental ethos and aims of Treasured Lands Foundation to an intimate audience, receiving an outpouring of support from and a generous donation from Gables Residential for our efforts.

Swamp-inspired Art Contest: Our educational outreach initiative, “Nature’s Blackboard,” recently lead children from Hope Rural School, YMCA of Indiantown and the Boys & Girls Club of Indiantown on three separate tours into Barley Barber Swamp. As part of our “Swamp-inspired Art” program, the children created drawings capturing elements of the swamp they found interesting, as well as writing about the learned, which we’ll unveil later this year. 

Robert F. Denison Endowment for Youth Golf Tournament: Treasured Lands Foundation teamed with Martin County Parks and Recreation Department to stage a golf tournament to benefit the Robert F. Denison Endowment for Youth. Named after the parks department’s first director, the endowment enables families who can’t afford to send their children to summer camps or enroll them in safe, supervised recreational sports programs, ensuring they enjoy the kind of summer that will enrich their memories—and character—for years to come.