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A New Legacy For The Lagoon

Though the Great Recession caused havoc nationwide, it also played an unforeseen role in preserving our county’s natural beauty.

A view from the Toni Robinson Trail shows its close link to the waters of the Lagoon.

A view from the Toni Robinson Trail shows its close link to the waters of the Lagoon.

Just about anyone who has lived in Indian River County these past five years can recite the misfortunes visited upon us by the Great Recession: Falling house prices, budget cuts, empty storefronts, homes languishing on the market for months or years at a time – the list goes on and on.
But talk to the leaders of the Indian River Land Trust and you’ll hear a very different story. Since the bad times began in 2008, the IRLT has mounted an extraordinary campaign that has changed the face of our county forever – and very much for the better.
 

Read the entire article in the November 2013 issue