About the Land Trust

First established in 1990 to save McKee Botanical Garden, IRLT protects the land that protects the Indian River Lagoon.

The Land Trust promotes the conservation of the Lagoon for the residents of Indian River County by preserving habitat, protecting scenic waterfront and providing access for the public.


In The News

Landmarks Newsletter Winter 2024
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County Begins Environmental Land Bonds Program
In 2022, the Indian River Land Trust spearheaded and promoted an Indian River County $50 million environmental land bond referendum that ultimately passed by an overwhelming 78% of the voters. The County has begun accepting nominations from landowners interested in protecting all or part of their land. To learn more about the County's environmental lands acquisition program and the nomination process, view the County's Conservation Lands web page. The Land Trust would be pleased to provide some guidance to landowners potentially interested in the County program.

Events Calendar

Sip N Shop at J. McLaughlin in the Village Shops

Fundraising
February 23, 2024 - 11:00 AM
Mark your calendar to join the Land Trust Philanthropy team for a day of shopping for a go...

Conservation Tour: Spoonbill Marsh

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Conservation Tour
February 27, 2024 - 10:00 AM
Spoonbill Marsh is a 65-acre man-made wetland system designed and managed to cleanse natur...

Conservation tours are proudly sponsored by: Rehmann

Making a Difference

The Indian River Land Trust Ladies of the Lagoon: Support, sponsor, and fund stewardship of the life within our local ecosystem. The ladies emphasis is the Lagoon, its water quality and interconnectivity with the surrounding land. Learn More about how to become a member and to donate.

Indian River Land Trust offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in volunteering, see our IRLT Volunteer Information. Thank you for your interest!

The Indian River Land Trust assists landowners in planning for the stewardship of their properties to preserve the landscape. We provide a number of programs for landowners interested in working with us to protect their lands in perpetuity while providing support to the ongoing conservation efforts of our community.