Martin County Forever
Conservation Initiative

Preserving our natural lands for today - and future generations

Martin County is a very special place, where Old Florida is still visible from the shores of the Atlantic to the western lands near Lake Okeechobee. But it won’t be this way in the future unless we take steps now to preserve it.

Martin County Forever is a Conservation Initiative with a mission to acquire and preserve environmentally sensitive lands in Martin County.

Why acquire and preserve these lands?

There are many reasons!

  • Clean and restore our rivers and waterways.
  • Safeguard drinking water sources.
  • Preserve valuable natural habitat, wetlands and connect wildlife corridors.
  • Create more recreational opportunities.
  • Protect the unique character of Martin County.
  • Economic benefits including: increasing property values, promoting more efficient development, enhancing ecotourism, and helping farmers continue to farm.

How do we accomplish this goal?

By acquiring environmentally sensitive lands within Martin County by generating funds through a Voter Approved Sales Tax Referendum and protecting them – FOREVER!

Which Lands Should Be Acquired?

Of the 116,000 acres identified on Martin County’s Land Acquisition Map, about 61% (71,000 acres) have already been acquired.

That means nearly 46,000 acres are still available for potential acquisition.

Target Areas

Our focus is on four key areas totaling nearly 46,000 acres.

How Do We Fund This?

Through a referendum to be placed on the November 2024 ballot for a 10-year, half-cent sales tax to purchase and conserve natural lands in Martin County.

The Voters of Martin County get to decide their future and that of our community!

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You Can Help!

A campaign requires money to get our message out to voters.

Please consider making a donation in any amount.

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You can also send a check made payable to: The Conservation Fund and mail to:
Martin County Forever
P.O. Box 792
Palm City, Florida 34991

The Conservation Fund is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All gifts are tax-deductible as allowable by law. Tax ID#: 52-1388917




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