Palm Beach Post: Protect Bird Island with Critical Wildlife Area designation

Bird Island (Source: Martin County)

From The Palm Beach Post’s award-winning blogger Sally Swartz: The state-owned island in the Indian River Lagoon near Sewall’s Point is only 1.6 acres. A spoil island created by materials dredged from the lagoon, it’s officially named MC-2, the MC for Martin County…

Martin residents and officials have been concerned about Bird Island for years. Since 1970, more than 30 percent of the island has been lost to erosion. Attempts to anchor the sand with native plants failed when waves and high water washed away the plants.

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