Connect with nature at Land Trust Membership Event

VERO BEACH — Grab your binoculars and cameras and join the Indian River Land Trust on Saturday, March 26 for the fourth annual members’ event at Spoonbill Marsh. The event takes place from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and is free to Land Trust members.  Membership opportunities start at $35. Sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. Stifel, Toni Robinson and Vero Marine Center, it provides a wonderful opportunity for attendees to connect with nature, enjoy our county’s natural environment and learn about the important work of the Indian River Land Trust.

The event will continue the organization’s 20th anniversary celebration with musical entertainment and light refreshments.  Attendees will enjoy an elevated boardwalk tour through the 45-acre man-made marsh leading to a view of the Indian River Lagoon.  Guides will be available to explain how the marsh, a project of the County’s Department of Utilities, was designed to clean well-water brine while enhancing wading bird habitat.

A hayride will take guests to the Land Trust’s latest conservation purchase, a 47-acre property rich with oaks, mangrove wetlands and an intact high salt marsh.  Event attendees will be the first to preview this environmentally important land.

Guests can get an up-close look at birds of prey at an exhibit by The Avian Reconditioning Center.  Representatives from the center will explain the natural history of raptors and their importance to the environment and maintaining the balance of our ecosystems.

The Indian River Land Trust is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the preservation, conservation and improvement of Indian River County’s natural resources and special places for the benefit of the general public and future generations.

To sign up for the event call the Indian River Land Trust at 772-794-0701.

For more information on the Land Trust visit www.irlt.org.

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