Jones Pier Sneak Peek Tour

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Indian River County is planning our first Sneak Peek Tour at the Historic Jones’ Pier Conservation Area. The 1-mile walking tour will begin at 9:00a.m. on July 30th, 2022. A Volunteer Planting effort will follow immediately after the tour, so anyone interested in helping to install native plants is welcome to join in!

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 currently under renovation into a volunteer building/wet lab, a pavilion/restroom, and a replica of the historic fruit stand. The centerpiece of the site 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. At this time space is limited to the first 25 individuals responding to the announcement, but don’t worry future tours will be scheduled too. We encourage you to bring drinks and sunscreen.

If you are staying for the Volunteer Planting Day, all tools with be provided.  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.

Parking for Tour Attendees & Volunteers only.

RSVP by contacting Wendy Swindell by email (conservation@ircgov.com) or call/text 772-365-1288.

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