Protect Our Paradise

Preserving the Natural Environment of Martin County

With over 100,000 acres of parks and conservation land, and over 22 miles of beaches, environmental sustainability and stewardship are a top priority for Martin County.

Explore this page to learn more about what the county is doing, and how each of us can also take part in protecting our paradise.

April is Earth Month! Celebrate with Leave No Trace

Looking for a fun way to celebrate Earth Month and to make a difference? Leave No Trace is hosting the #LeaveNotTrash Challenge as part of the annual #LeaveNoTrash Campaign. This campaign is a global movement inspiring everyone around the world to get out and clean up trash in the outdoor areas they love.

Sign up today and you can win fun give-a-ways and help the natural areas you love!

Each year, the Martin County Office of Tourism and Marketing commits to measuring and improving the sustainability performance of our destination in the following ways:

  • Inform visitors on the destination’s natural environment, conservation, and responsible recreation practices on our 100,000+ acres of parks and conservation lands through hands-on educational programming, information on the destination’s website, and informational signage at sites
  • Encourage local tourism businesses to adopt sustainability standards and pursue certification programs
  • Promote sustainable certified businesses through our destination’s website and social media
  • Develop and maintain accessible tourism sites, facilities, services, and experiences throughout the destination
  • Manage tourism seasonality and mitigate variability by monitoring visitor arrivals and dedicating resources to promote year-round visitation
  • Maintain official partnership status with reputable environmental organizations such as Leave No Trace and the South Florida Reef Ambassador Initiative
  • Develop ongoing seasonal programming on Martin County’s public lands and offer free eco-tours for residents and visitors, ensuring the outdoors are accessible to everyone
  • Promote local sustainability efforts that the Martin County community is pursuing
  • Create original content highlighting ways Martin County visitors can practice sustainable tourism, such as through videos, blogs, and social media
  • Showcase ongoing voluntourism opportunities within Martin County

Practice Leave No Trace

When exploring Martin County’s incredible natural environment, it is important to know how to minimize your impacts on those resources. That is why we have partnered with Leave No Trace.

Learn more about the 7 Leave No Trace Principles so that all can enjoy our nature for years to come.

Ecotourism in Martin County
  • Guided Nature Programs
  • Green Lodging Options
  • Voluntourism Opportunities
  • Environmental Partnerships
  • Sustainability Tips
  • Environmental Resources and Organizations
Learn More Here
Water Conditions
Click on the resources below to learn about the water conditions in Martin County
Reef Information
Click on the resources below to learn about the reefs in Martin County

Ready To Start Exploring?

Click below to learn about local preserves, outfitters, and guided activities to help you Explore Natural Martin.