Natural Resources

Council frequently assists local governments, state agencies and federal agencies in identifying and evaluating Natural Resources of Regional Significance. Staff often participates by conducting surveys for endangered and threatened species on public and private properties. Council also helps to design preserve areas and develop management plans for protection of natural upland and wetland ecosystems on sites to be developed, participates in workshops to identify regionally significant natural resources, and attends field trips to assist in evaluating the quality and importance of natural communities on properties being considered for public purchase.

In addition, Council continues to provide assistance to local governments in developing and revising policies to enhance the protection of natural resources.


South Florida Water Management District
St. Johns River Water Management District
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Florida Department of Environmental Protection Watershed Education Website
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force
Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan
Florida Communities Trust

Regional Biosolids Symposium

On Friday June 08, 2018 the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council and the Indian River Lagoon National Estuaries Program sponsored a “Regional Biosolids Symposium” at the Indian River State College Chastain Campus, Wolf High-Technology Center in Stuart Florida.

The event included presentations by wastewater utility representatives from Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River counties and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection about standard utility practices and current challenges, programs, and regulations related to providing wastewater services cost effectively to the public and managing disposal of human waste biosolids.

Biosolids being applied to land

For more information, contact:

Stephanie Heidt, AICP
Economic Development and Intergovernmental Programs Director

Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council
421 SW Camden Avenue, Stuart, Florida 34994

Phone: 772.221.4060
Cell: 772.475.3863

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