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Date Description  
November 9, 2017
6:00 pm

Land Water Wildlife: Restoring Our Lagoon

Annual Benefit Rock City Gardens
Thursday November 9th will be an exciting evening as the Land Trust celebrates Preserving Our Roots: Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres 6:00pm followed by Buffet Dinner, Dancing, Dessert & S'mores by the Fire.

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November 11, 2017
7:00 AM

Bird Surveys

Birding
Amateurs and experienced birders are invited to grab a cup of coffee and head to the Land Trust's conservation land for a morning walk. A knowledgeable birder will lead the group on an outing to survey the species located on the 111 acre protected area. The walk will take birders on a 1.5 mile path around mangrove forest, by ponds, and past the Lagoon.

Location:
Bee Gum Point - Fred Tuerk Drive
November 12, 2017
9:00 AM

Cypress Bend: in partnership with Pelican Island Audubon Society

Conservation Tour
Cypress Bend Community Preserve is a unique nature preserve along the south prong of the St. Sebastian River. The property is over 47 acres with over 43 acres of citrus groves which had been abandoned before Indian River County purchased the land for preservation in 2006.

Location:
Cypress Bend: entrance to the preserve is at the intersection of Potomac Avenue and Gardenia Street in Sebastian
December 8, 2017
9:00 AM

Indrio Savannahs: in partnership with Pelican Island Audubon Society

Conservation Tour
This preserve was purchased by St. Lucie County to protect the savannahs wetland system, this site features three miles of trails that cover the 297-acre site, including an observation tower and a fishing pier. The 35-acre lake is designated as a “catch-and-release” area

Location:
Indrio Savannahs: 5275 Tozour Road, Fort Pierce
December 9, 2017
7:00 AM

Bird Surveys

Birding
Amateurs and experienced birders are invited to grab a cup of coffee and head to the Land Trust's conservation land for a morning walk. A knowledgeable birder will lead the group on an outing to survey the species located on the 111 acre protected area. The walk will take birders on a 1.5 mile path around mangrove forest, by ponds, and past the Lagoon.

Location:
Bee Gum Point - Fred Tuerk Drive
December 16, 2017
9:00 AM

South ORCA: in partnership with Pelican Island Audubon Society

Conservation Tour
South ORCA, located on the south side of East Oslo Road is comprised of approximately 70 acres of maritime hammock, xeric uplands, and impounded wetlands. The new link connection trail also traverses mesic hammock and a disturbed area through reclaimed abandoned citrus groves. There is an active Bald Eagle nest on the site.

Location:
South ORCA: Audubon House first building on the south side of east Oslo Road
January 5, 2018
9:00 AM

Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail

Conservation Tour
This 50-acre block of conservation lands is situated on the west side of the Lagoon a mile south of the Wabasso Causeway. It contains oak trees, scrub forest, mangroves, and beautiful views of the Indian River Lagoon. Tour begins at 9:00 AM. There is no need to RSVP. Please check our website for weather cancellations prior to the event.

Location:
Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail: 79th Street, east off U.S. Highway 1
January 13, 2018
7:00 AM

Bird Surveys

Birding
Amateurs and experienced birders are invited to grab a cup of coffee and head to the Land Trust's conservation land for a morning walk. A knowledgeable birder will lead the group on an outing to survey the species located on the 111 acre protected area. The walk will take birders on a 1.5 mile path around mangrove forest, by ponds, and past the Lagoon.

Location:
Bee Gum Point - Fred Tuerk Drive
January 13, 2018
9:00 AM

North ORCA: in partnership with Pelican Island Audubon Society

Conservation Tour
ORCA is comprised of approximately 300 acres of varied tropical habitats including mesic hammock, scrubby pine flatwoods, and coastal wetlands. This two hour tour covers 1.5 miles of trails and the far destination is an observation deck over impounded wetlands often teaming with wading birds.

Location:
North ORCA: Located on the north side of East Oslo Road
January 16, 2018
9:00 am

Lagoon Greenway

Conservation Tour
This exciting property boasts an ecologically diverse three-mile trail system for hiking, jogging or bike riding. The Lagoon Greenway is an example of a public/private cooperative developed by the Land Trust, working with Indian River County Commissioners, The Mosquito Control District and F.I.N.D. (Florida Inland Navigation District).

Location:
Lagoon Greenway - NE Intersection of Indian River Blvd & 8th Street
January 24, 2018
9:00 am

Bee Gum Point

Conservation Tour
Situated on the Atlantic Flyway, this 111-acre property is part of an important block of conservation lands acquired by the Land Trust along the Indian River Lagoon in 2011. It was one of the last unprotected wetlands on the barrier island and includes a mile of Lagoon shoreline. There is no need to register, tours begin at 9:00 Please check our website prior to the event for weather cancellations.

Location:
Bee Gum Point - Fred Tuerk Drive
January 27, 2018
9:00 am

Bee Gum Point Saturday Family Tour

Conservation Tour
Situated on the Atlantic Flyway, this 111-acre property is part of an important block of conservation lands acquired by the Land Trust along the Indian River Lagoon in 2011. It was one of the last unprotected wetlands on the barrier island and includes a mile of Lagoon shoreline. There is no need to register, tours begin at 9:00 Please check our website prior to the event for weather cancellations.

Location:
Bee Gum Point - Fred Tuerk Drive
February 2, 2018
9:00 AM

Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail

Conservation Tour
This 50-acre block of conservation lands is situated on the west side of the Lagoon a mile south of the Wabasso Causeway. It contains oak trees, scrub forest, mangroves, and beautiful views of the Indian River Lagoon. Tour begins at 9:00 AM. There is no need to RSVP. Please check our website for weather cancellations prior to the event.

Location:
Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail: 79th Street, east off U.S. Highway 1
February 7, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm

J. McLaughlin supports the Land Trust

Sip n' Shop
Shop all day at J. McLaughlin - - enjoy lovely snacks and support the Land Trust's Ladies of the Lagoon. Personal shopping experiences available in the morning by appointment.

Location:
J. McLaughlin @ the Village Shops
February 9, 2018
9:00 AM

Round Island Manatee Tour: in partnership with Pelican Island Audubon Society

Conservation Tour
Offered in partnership with the Pelican Island Audubon Society, this ptour will take you through a park with boardwalk and natural trails along the Lagoon. The park is rich with wetland birdlife and often offers viewing of manatees. Meet at the park on the west side of A1A approximately 7.5 miles south of 17th Street Causeway intersection.

Location:
Round Island Riverside Park: west side of A1A
February 10, 2018
7:00 AM

Bird Surveys

Birding
Amateurs and experienced birders are invited to grab a cup of coffee and head to the Land Trust's conservation land for a morning walk. A knowledgeable birder will lead the group on an outing to survey the species located on the 111 acre protected area. The walk will take birders on a 1.5 mile path around mangrove forest, by ponds, and past the Lagoon.

Location:
Bee Gum Point - Fred Tuerk Drive
February 13, 2018
9:00 am

Lagoon Greenway

Conservation Tour
This exciting property boasts an ecologically diverse three-mile trail system for hiking, jogging or bike riding. The Lagoon Greenway is an example of a public/private cooperative developed by the Land Trust, working with Indian River County Commissioners, The Mosquito Control District and F.I.N.D. (Florida Inland Navigation District).

Location:
Lagoon Greenway - NE Intersection of Indian River Blvd & 8th Street
February 21, 2018
9:00 am

Bee Gum Point

Conservation Tour
Situated on the Atlantic Flyway, this 111-acre property is part of an important block of conservation lands acquired by the Land Trust along the Indian River Lagoon in 2011. It was one of the last unprotected wetlands on the barrier island and includes a mile of Lagoon shoreline. There is no need to register, tours begin at 9:00 Please check our website for weather cancellations in advance.

Location:
Bee Gum Point - Fred Tuerk Drive
February 24, 2018
7:30 AM

Land Trust Third Annual Trail Run on the Greenway

Gator Gallop: Trail Run
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Location:
Lagoon Greenway - NE Intersection of Indian River Blvd & 8th Street
March 2, 2018
9:00 AM

Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail

Conservation Tour
This 50-acre block of conservation lands is situated on the west side of the Lagoon a mile south of the Wabasso Causeway. It contains oak trees, scrub forest, mangroves, and beautiful views of the Indian River Lagoon. Tour begins at 9:00 AM. There is no need to RSVP. Please check our website for weather cancellations prior to the event.

Location:
Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail: 79th Street, east off U.S. Highway 1
March 7, 2018
9:00 am

Kayak Excursion

Excursion
This special tour is being offered in conjunction with Adventure Kayaking. All equipment is provided. Leaving from MacWilliams Park, located on Indian River Drive east, at the north of east end of Merrill Barber Bridge, you will kayak through the Lagoon and learn more about the land that has been preserved just north of the Barber Bridge. This special tour is limited to 15 participants Please RSVP.

Location:
MacWilliams Park: Indian River Drive east

Please Register for this event.
March 9, 2018
9:00 am

Spoonbill Marsh

Conservation Tour
This 45-acre property is a man-made wetland designed and managed by the County to cleanse well-water brine and enhance wading bird habitat. It directly adjoins IRLT’s Winter Beach Salt Marsh, a 51-acre conservation area containing one of the last remaining high salt marshes in our County. Limited to 30 Participants

Please Register for this event.
March 10, 2018
7:00 AM

Bird Surveys

Birding
Amateurs and experienced birders are invited to grab a cup of coffee and head to the Land Trust's conservation land for a morning walk. A knowledgeable birder will lead the group on an outing to survey the species located on the 111 acre protected area. The walk will take birders on a 1.5 mile path around mangrove forest, by ponds, and past the Lagoon.

Location:
Bee Gum Point - Fred Tuerk Drive
March 13, 2018
9:00 am

Lagoon Greenway

Conservation Tour
This exciting property boasts an ecologically diverse three-mile trail system for hiking, jogging or bike riding. The Lagoon Greenway is an example of a public/private cooperative developed by the Land Trust, working with Indian River County Commissioners, The Mosquito Control District and F.I.N.D. (Florida Inland Navigation District).

Location:
Lagoon Greenway - NE Intersection of Indian River Blvd & 8th Street
March 16, 2018
9:00 am

Tour Padgett Creek Ranches

Conservation Tour
PLEASE RSVP. This 1,600-acre Florida ranchland property, preserved by the County with conservation easements in 2007, contains the Padgett Branch, an old-Florida waterway which is part of the fresh water feeder system to Blue Cypress Lake. During the open house, you may embark on one of the Padgett Ranch buggies and go for a walking tour accompanied by a guide who will provide an overview of the easements and their importance to the conservation efforts in our community.

Location:
Padgett Creek Ranch

Please Register for this event.
March 17, 2018
9:00 AM

Tour Padgett Creek Ranches

Conservation Tour
PLEASE RSVP. This 1,600-acre Florida ranchland property, preserved by the County with conservation easements in 2007, contains the Padgett Branch, an old-Florida waterway which is part of the fresh water feeder system to Blue Cypress Lake. During the open house, you may embark on one of the Padgett Ranch buggies and go for a walking tour accompanied by a guide who will provide an overview of the easements and their importance to the conservation efforts in our community.

Please Register for this event.
March 24, 2018
9:00 AM

North ORCA: in partnership with Pelican Island Audubon Society

Conservation Tour
ORCA is comprised of approximately 300 acres of varied tropical habitats including mesic hammock, scrubby pine flatwoods, and coastal wetlands. This two hour tour covers 1.5 miles of trails and the far destination is an observation deck over impounded wetlands often teaming with wading birds.

Location:
North ORCA: Located on the north side of East Oslo Road
March 28, 2018
9:00 AM

Bee Gum Point

Conservation Tour
Situated on the Atlantic Flyway, this 111-acre property is part of an important block of conservation lands acquired by the Land Trust along the Indian River Lagoon in 2011. It was one of the last unprotected wetlands on the barrier island and includes a mile of Lagoon shoreline. There is no need to register, tours begin at 9:00 Please check our website prior to the event for weather cancellations.

Location:
Bee Gum Point - Fred Tuerk Drive
April 6, 2018
9:00 AM

Oyster Bar Marsh Trail

Conservation Tour
Oyster Bar Marsh consists of a 155-acre mangrove forest located on the lagoon-side of the barrier island, one-half mile north of the St. Lucie County Line. In 2015, the Land Trust acquired 30-acres of Oyster Bar Marsh, thereby protecting nearly all of the two miles of Lagoon shoreline. Not yet open to the public this walk affords scenic views of the Lagoon. There is no need to RSVP, please check our website one day prior to the tour for weather cancellations.

Location:
Ouster Bar Marsh: the lagoon-side of the barrier island, one-half mile north of the St. Lucie County Line
April 14, 2018
7:00 AM

Bird Surveys

Birding
Amateurs and experienced birders are invited to grab a cup of coffee and head to the Land Trust's conservation land for a morning walk. A knowledgeable birder will lead the group on an outing to survey the species located on the 111 acre protected area. The walk will take birders on a 1.5 mile path around mangrove forest, by ponds, and past the Lagoon.

Location:
Bee Gum Point - Fred Tuerk Drive
April 14, 2018

South ORCA: in partnership with Pelican Island Audubon Society

Conservation Tour
South ORCA, located on the south side of East Oslo Road is comprised of approximately 70 acres of maritime hammock, xeric uplands, and impounded wetlands. The new link connection trail also traverses mesic hammock and a disturbed area through reclaimed abandoned citrus groves. There is an active Bald Eagle nest on the site.

Location:
South ORCA: Audubon House first building on the south side of east Oslo Road
April 15, 2018
9:00 AM

Sebastian Stormwater: in partnership with Pelican Island Audubon Society

Conservation Tour
Stormwater Park was designed to naturally treat storm water runoff before it enters the Indian River Lagoon. Untreated storm water contains fertilizers, lawn clipping, pesticides, and pet wastes. The retention areas eliminate large percentages of the nitrogen, phosphorous, and sediment pollutants.

Location:
Sebastian Stormwater: south side of Englar Drive between Barber Street and Schumann Drive
Note: Regarding Walking Tours: The Land Trust's popular conservation tours are free to the public, some tours are limited to 30 participants. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and clothes for walking. There are always great opportunities for using a camera and binoculars.