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Save Wetlands, Don’t Pave Them

This petition had 612 supporters


Martin County’s wetlands protections are at risk. A professional land planner wants to change the Martin County Comprehensive Growth Management Plan to allow wetlands that are one-half acre or smaller in urban areas to be paved over by developers.

Why are small wetlands critical? Wetlands provide clean drinking water, a healthy habitat for wading birds, sustainable native vegetation, help prevent flooding in our neighborhoods and keep our rivers pollution free. Martin County has led the way in recognizing the environmental, social, and economic value of wetlands in South Florida and ensuring their protection.

The Petition

We, the undersigned concerned citizens, urge the Martin County Commission to reject a proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendment that would allow developers and builders to destroy urban wetlands. Martin County has been a leader in preserving wetlands and other natural resources which make our community special. Protect our paradise by voting against CPA 17-07.

What Can You Do?

1. Sign this petition.

2. Attend the “Wetlands Workshop” on February 23rd, and learn how your quality of life could be jeopardized. The proposed amendment removing the wetlands protections is scheduled to go before the Local Planning Agency on March 2nd, as the first step required in the approval process.

3. Please attend the LPA meeting on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the Martin County Commission Chambers, 2600 SE Monterey Road, Stuart, to add your voice to those who oppose this amendment.



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