Indian River County is planning its first Sneak Peek Tour at the Historic Jones’ Pier Conservation Area. The 1-mile walking tour will begin at 9:00 am on July 30th, 2022. A Volunteer Planting effort will follow immediately after the tour. So anyone interested in helping install native plants is welcome to join.
This unique project sits on a pioneer family homesite dating back to the early 20th century. The portion of the site abutting Jungle Trail includes:
- The historic home.
- A cottage under renovation into a volunteer building/wet lab.
- A pavilion/restroom.
- A replica of the historic fruit stand.
The site’s centerpiece is a 4-acre saltmarsh designed for wildlife habitat and water quality benefits.
The tour of the conservation area is focused on sharing what has been completed on-site, as well as describing other amenities that are planned in future phases of the project.
Space is limited to the first 25 individuals responding to the announcement. However, there will be future tours scheduled. Attendees are encouraged to bring drinks and sunscreen.
Volunteer Planting Day
All tools will be provided for Volunteer Planting Day. There will be a combination of upland and wetland plantings – water depths can be up to 18” deep in traversing the marsh to access shallow plateaus, so please wear appropriate shoes.
There will be parking for tour attendees & volunteers only.
RSVP by contacting Wendy Swindell by email ([email protected]) or call/text 772-365-1288.
Conservation Lands Program
The Conservation Lands Program is a group within the Parks and Recreation Division of the General Services Department of Indian River County. The Program is dedicated to managing the conservation lands purchased with Environmental Bond Funds and other conservation properties owned by the County. For more information about conservation lands near you, go to www.ircogv.com/conservation or follow us on Social Media at facebook.com/ircConservation.