Hard work’s reward surrounds us

Just like the best way to fully enjoy the nature of Martin County means getting out on the trail, on the water, or on the beach, the best way to grasp the good work Treasured Lands is accomplishing in the preservation and environmental education arenas is to see for yourself.

What We’ve Accomplished

We preserved and maintain Simpson’s Island—3.5 acres of unsullied wildlife habitat in the Indian River Lagoon that attracts a rich variety of bird species.

We partnered with FPL to re-open the environmental jewel Barley Barber Swamp for public tours.http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2010/nov/11/feeling-swamped-enjoy-flora-fauna-of-old-florida/

We won the 2011 Keep Martin Beautiful Presidential Award.

We oversaw the installation of 106 cypress trees—donated by Calusa Creek Tree Farm and installed by Resource Restoration of Stuart—in the Southern Addition of Halpatiokee; http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2009/jun/23/southern-addition-to-halpatiokee-to-give-old/ The trees were planted on the numerous sloped embankments-created in harmony with the park’s many winding water bodies, giving a floral facelift to the 357-acre multiuse nature escape that Martin County is preserving in as primitive a fashion as possible.