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.

Our Mission & Goals  

Why acquire and preserve these lands?

  • Protect the unique character of Martin County.
  • Clean and restore rivers and waterways.
  • Safeguard sources of our drinking water.
  • Preserve valuable wildlife habitat and wetlands and connect wildlife corridors.
  • Create more recreational opportunities.
  • Enhance the value of Martin County as a desirable place to live, work and visit.

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 about 46,000 acres are still available for potential acquisition.

Target Areas

How Do We Fund This?

Through a Voter Approved Sales Tax Referendum

Build citizen support for a new Half Cent Sales Tax that would be placed on the November 2024 ballot for residents to vote on.

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What Can You Do?

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