ST LUCIE INLET STATE PARK, ST LUCIE INLET & SAILFISH POINT, MARTIN COUNTY 3-14/15-2020, photos Ed and Jacqui Lippisch
It is an amazing thing, what happens, when you give something time to heal. Life rises from the ashes, it returns. After some of the worst toxic discharge years -2013, 2016, 2018- the St Lucie River/Indian River Lagoon in Martin County is healing.
Let’s be clear. ~She is not flush, but she is healing.
Ed and my weekend aerials and boat excursion show absolutely beautiful water and God’s creatures on the rise! Seagrasses, once completely gone, are visible, but dormant from winter months, it still looks pretty barren. Hopefully, upcoming visits to the same area will reveal plush meadows by June or July.
These are awkward and difficult times, with Coronavirus restrictions quickly bearing down on us; so I wanted to share some “good news.”
We must not forget to focus on the gift of blue water and the miracle of resurgent life. Life that always returns if given the chance. ~It is all around us.
SEAGRASS EAST OF SAILFISH POINT & MANY BOATING FAMILIES ENJOYING THE SANDBAR AT CONFLUENCE ST. LUCIE RIVER AND INDIAN RIVER LAGOON
LIGHTNING WELCK & EGG CASING and other critters by my brother Todd Thurlow-RETURN ALL CRITTERS;THEY ARE PROTECTED BY LAW 🙂
HERMIT CRAB STOLE A HAWKWING CONCH SHELL! 🙂
BABY QUEEN CONCH ARE RETUNING TO THE SANDBAR! SUCH BEAUTIFUL COLORS!
BIRD ISLAND, JUST OFF SEWALL’S POINT, SEE THE HUNDREDS OF WHITE SPECKS!
CROSSROADS AREA 2019-20 OFFERS BLUE WATER FLOWING IN FROM INLET RATHER THAN TOXIC BROWN OUTGOING FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE WORSENED BY AREA CANALS
SOUTH- DOWN JUPITER NARROWS -PASSING ST LUCIE INLET STATE PARK & ARRIVING AT PECK’S LAKE ~A CONTINUATION OF THE INDIAN RIVER LAGOON. ~SLOW SPEED ZONES, MANY OSPREYS, JUMPING FISH, A FEW MANATEES &DOLPHINS. PEACE AND QUIET. ~SO NICE TO RETURN AT SUNSET KNOWING LIFE IS SLOWLY RETURNING TO THE ST LUCIE. LIFE RETURNS.
6 thoughts on “Life Returns to the St Lucie River-Indian River Lagoon”
Bless you both! This is so encouraging! Inspiring! Thank you for all you do to educate us here in beautiful Martin County!
Whatever happens to the water, happens to the people and “the people” here appreciate your hard, tireless work for our water……a million thanks to you and Ed from all of us! xo
Dear Caryn I so appreciate your comment! Thank you!!!! ~Jacqui TL
Jacqui, we’ve not yet met, but I have a feeling we will.
I was blown away by the positive post today, and the hopefully implications of a home planet whose native gifts of resiliency and regeneration have become quite lost in the face of constant assault…
But more than even that, I wanted to say “Hi” and “Thank you” for an amazing blog that benefits from the contributions of every member of your family, that I’ve heard of, anyway. You are all so gifted, and sharing.
I must confess a special appreciation for your Mom, because I love history, especially, and value her unique contributions. But yours is the heart and spirit that makes it all work, and for that I send you heartfelt appreciation, and deepest thanks.
Dear Paul, you have made my day. Thank you so much. Jacqui TL
The coconut palms seen in the photo at Peck’s were planted by members of the Stuart Corinthian Yacht Club on an outing 25 years ago.
How cool is that!!! Thank you Nick. I love those trees.