Indian River Land Trust Site Tours offered

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – The Indian River Land Trust Land Trust offers periodic site tours of its conservation areas.  The winter Site Tour Schedule is listed below.  All tours are free and open to the public; registration opens to the public four weeks prior to each tour.  Indian River Land Trust members have priority registration and reservations are accepted on a first come/first served basis. For more information and to register, call: 772-794-0701.

Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail – Friday, February 4 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Visit the Indian River Land Trust’s newly purchased property along the Indian River Lagoon in Winter Beach. IRLT staff will lead you on a walking tour from our soon-to-be-completed parking area and trailhead through a 40-acre block of conservation lands to a boardwalk and pier to view the Lagoon and its wildlife. Binoculars and cameras are encouraged as birdlife is abundant in this special area of the Indian River Lagoon.

Padgett Creek Ranches – Friday, February 11 from 8:30 to 11 a.m.

Alight on one of the Padgett Creek buggies for an extensive tour of the pristine 1,600 acre Florida ranchland property, accompanied by guides who will provide an overview of the easements and its importance to the conservation efforts in our community. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty surrounding this important fresh water feeder system to Blue Cypress Lake.  Expect bird watching and other native wildlife observation.

Lagoon Greenway – Friday, March 4 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Visit the site of our 187-acre Lagoon Greenway project south of 17th Street Bridge along Indian River Boulevard. Look over the greenway plans and walk preliminary trails prior to the completion of improvements to see how this project will unfold. Our Executive Director, Ken Grudens, will discuss the project and the roles of its partners.

Spoonbill Marsh – Friday, March 11 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Enjoy and easy stroll on boardwalks past manmade marshes and along the Indian River Lagoon.  Naturalists will accompany you to describe this new unique project designed to clean well-water brine and enhance bird habitat.  Guests will observe birds and other native wildlife within this 45 acre preserve.

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