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Date Description  
February 23, 2019
7:30 AM

Land Trust Fourth 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
February 23, 2019
9:00am

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
March 1, 2019
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 8, 2019
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.
March 9, 2019
7:00 AM

Bird Watching

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 12, 2019
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 27, 2019
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
March 30, 2019
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
April 5, 2019
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 6, 2019
8:00 am

Captain Forester Hammock Preserve in partnership with the Pelican Island Audubon Society

Conservation Tour
Situated on Orchid Island along Jungle Trail, this 110-acre lush maritime hammock features hardwoods, coastal strand, and wetlands and is one of the only remaining undisturbed maritime hammocks left in Indian River County. This is a popular birding spot during migration when the area is filled with songbirds, especially a large variety of warblers and is featured as part of the “Great Florida Birding Trail”.

Location:
Parking area of Jungle Trail
April 12, 2019
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
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.