The Guardians of Martin County is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping shape a positive future for Martin County.
Our guiding principle is “Live Responsibly, Protect Our Future.”

Watch “Battleground Everglades” on South Florida PBS

This PBS series, showing in February and March, explores the fight to save our precious Everglades.

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Take Survey Thru 2/16 Before Brightline Jams Our Waterways

Brightline’s plan to run trains through the Treasure Coast is approaching and the time for action is NOW.

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Take Action: Send Letter Following Brightline Deaths

Campaign asks lawmakers to take steps making Brightline upgrade its system before any more people die.

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The C-44 Reservoir: The Rest of the Story

A good project that is too small to help with the larger problem of stormwater runoff.

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Latest News

Poor Health of Lake O Could Cause Algae Crisis

With Lake Okeechobee's level already higher than normal and with nutrient-filtering vegetation destroyed by Hurricane Irma last year, destructive discharges could cause more damage to local estuaries this summer.

New Lawsuit Filed Involving Brightline Trains

The lawsuit addresses both safety and financial concerns posed by the high-speed passenger rail.

Is Treasure Coast ready for 110 mph trains? Not even close

Rich Campbell details how easy it is to misjudge the speed of oncoming vehicles and questions why the Treasure Coast should accept the dangers Brightline poses when it will merely be a conduit to other cities.

Projects We Support

Speed Kills: “Fight For Safety” Campaign

In their first week, Brightline trains killed two people and injured a third. This is unacceptable. Brightline service should be suspended before more people die. At the same time, we need to challenge the Brightline plans to expand its service from Miami to Orlando. These trains will then pass through hundreds of at-grade crossings daily…

EAA Reservoir paper

Our analysis shows that the EAA Reservoir is a job creator, and not, as some claim, a “job killer.”

Algae Crisis: Letter to Elected Officials

With the unprecedented crisis unfolding on the Treasure Coast, we urge you to sign an electronic letter that will be delivered to our elected officials.