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Who we are

Part of the Martin Grade Scenic Highway Team.
Photo by Stephen Leek for the Community Foundation

In the early 1990's, the people of Martin County took a stand for the trees and were able to keep them from being bulldozed down when the road was first paved. 

Just a few members of the Martin Grade Team - Left to right:  Ed Oliver, Mona Schwall, Amanda Farinos, Lee Jones,  Mary Dawson, Jimmy Schwall, Linda Green, Margaret Morales, Nancy Oliver
But more must be done to protect the trees in face of traffic generated by future growth in the area and invasive native species.

Only the people can protect the trees!

The Martin Grade Corridor Advocacy Group

Lee Jones
Agricultural Manager 

Brian Powers
Indiantown Gas Company 
Hilary McKeich
Indiantown Chamber of Commerce 
Joe Capra
Captec Engineering, Inc. 
John Haddox
Martin County Commissioner

Committee Members and Volunteers

Peggy Wood

McCarthy Summers Bobko Wood Norman Bass & Taylor in Stuart

About Peggy Wood

David Knight

Peggy Hall

Jorge Sanchez


Rhonda Umbrecht

Ewa Lewinger

Donita Enright

Sustaining Community Lands, Inc.

Dan Martinelli

Sergio Naviti

Bridge Financial, Inc. 

Mary Dawson

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Sustaining Community Lands, Inc, is managing the Martin Grade Scenic Highway Application process for the Martin Grade CAG.  Because it is recognized by the United States Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, contributions to the Martin Grade project are tax deductible.  


Who Supports the Martin Grade 
Scenic Highway Project
Visit the Community Foundation website


Frances Langford Foundation

Scripps Howard Foundation

Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce

Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council

Martin County Ecoinomic Council

Indiantown Chamber of Commerce

Historical Society of Martin County

Martin County Chapter of the Florida Native Plan Society

Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce
Audubon of Martin County
(Letter and Bird Counts)

Palm City Chamber of Commerce

South Florida Water Management District

City of Stuart

Town of Jupiter Island

Martin County Business Development Board

The Martin County Commission

Martin Soil and Water Conservation District

Numerous Private Citizens (Letters and Financial Contributions)


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