We live on the middle, east coast of Florida in a rapidly developing area known as the Treasure Coast which is just north of the most densely populated counties, Palm Beach and Dade.
Because we are situated at the intersection of sub-tropical climatic zones, we've an unusual mix of ecosystems and as everywhere in the state, all the native habitats are at risk from increasing human impact.
Our plan here is to present a portrait of The Native Communities of our region (Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River Counties)- which we refer to as the real GEMS of the TREASURE COAST. We'll feature their unique beauty, their crucial role in preserving habitat and threatened and endangered plants and wildlife and their importance as both a resource for nature lovers to experience and in preserving our air, water and quality of life.
INDIAN RIVER LAGOON / / STATE PARKS / / SAVANNAS PRESERVE STATE PARK
RIVERS / / HUTCHINSON ISLAND / / MAJOR LAKES / / SAND SCRUB
NATIVE WETLANDS / / NATIVE HAMMOCKS / / OCEAN AND SEASHORE
ENDANGERED SPECIES / / AREAS OF SPECIAL CONCERN / / REGIONAL MAP
(Sorry, of sites above, only those in top row are active.)
FLORIDA NATURE LINKS
Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection
Florida Game & Fresh Water Fish Commission
Florida Audubon Society
Audubon of Martin County AoMC Phone: 772-288-2637
Florida Sierra Club Charlie Crist campaigned on a promise to protect Florida's environment. He should start by beheading the so-called Department of Environmental Protection, which under Jeb Bush has morphed into an alibi factory for industrial and agricultural polluters.
Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program Phone: 800-226-3747
Friends of the Savannas Preserve Phone: 772-340-7530
Treasure Coast Gallery My nature paintings and photos.
This page was planned in 1997, as a collaborative effort by my ad hoc Conservation Artists of Florida but the CAF never materialized as I failed to network with potential participants due to my poor social skills.
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