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Clean Up the Rivers

Complete CERP and the IRL Plan

Much of the land targeted for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan and the Indian River Lagoon Plan lies within the Treasure Coast Greenway.

SCL is working to have the local governments in Florida's Treasure Coast Region adopt a Regional Plan to protect and restore the Treasure Coast Greenway that will make it easier - and a priority - to acquire the land for CERP and the IRL Plan.

Restoring and connecting the gaps between the CERP lands as part of the Greenway will significantly increase the amount of natural water storage and cleansing.

SCL supports using every possible tool to preserve the land, as recommended by the Governor's Committee for a Sustainable Treasure Coast.   As a result, SCL is actively supporting the Martin County Parks and Recreation proposal for funding acquisition through a sales tax referendum, the St. Lucie County Rural Land Stewardship Program, and the Martin County Land Pattern Study.

SCL is working with local conservationists to establish Community Land Conservancies to identify the environmentally valuable lands and agricultural lands each Community wants to protect, to acquire rights to those lands, and to manage them in perpetuity in coordination with the CERP and IRL Plans.

Finishing CERP is Not Enough!
There's More Work to Do!

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