Plenty of places have a local ecology that is unable to be replicated anywhere else. However, the St. Lucie River, running through South Florida, is known worldwide for being so biologically diverse that only a few specific species of animals and plants are found there. People going up and down the river are bound to catch a glimpse of playful porpoise, blue crabs, mullet, and quite often slow-moving manatee can be seen cruising the shoreline. It’s a true treasure of the Treasure Coast.
The animals and plants aren’t just there for show; each of them serves a specific role in the St. Lucie River’s ecosystem. For example, manatees serve to help maintain the sea grass levels, and egrets help spread the seeds of berries that they eat and keep local bug populations down. The river helps keep these important ecosystem players alive and healthy.
The Florida Oceanographic Society not only educates visitors on the various animals and plants that you can find in the St. Lucie River, it also serves as home to a group of rays and sea turtles, among other wildlife. At the FOS Coastal Center on Hutchinson Island, visitors can learn more about the local ecosystem and even get a chance to feed and touch the stingrays in their interactive education sessions. It’s a great place to bring the family for an educational and fun day out.
The St. Lucie and Indian Rivers are central to the well-being of the surrounding environment and communities. The Martin County School System’s Environmental Studies Center in Jensen Beach is built into the county’s curriculum throughout every grade level to help future generations build an appreciation for our area — one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world!
Harbour Ridge’s location on the St. Lucie River makes it the perfect place to live and enjoy this natural treasure. As a premier waterfront golf community, Harbour Ridge offers the best of the Florida lifestyle. Residents can keep their boats at the 98-slip marina or rent one of the Harbour Ridge pontoon boats for the day. The two championship golf courses even wind along the river with beautiful views throughout the entire courses. Harbour Ridge has even received an Outstanding Florida Community Award from the Audubon Society.
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