Our Mission

The mission of the Indian River Lakes Conservancy is to conserve, protect and encourage the sustainable management of the water, land and biological resources in the Indian River Watershed for the benefit and enrichment of future generations.

This is completed through careful stewardship of IRLC land and water as well as education programs for the community to learn about the natural world around them.


The Indian River Lakes Conservancy was formed in 1998 to preserve the natural character of the region, with a focus on protecting clean water, fish and wildlife, and the scenic vistas along the shores of the lakes and the Indian River and to educate ourselves and the community about the natural habitat in which we live.

Since that time, the dedication, hard work, and generosity of our community have assured the continuing success of our organization. We can each help protect this natural resource that is so important to all of us.


The Indian River lakes Conservancy is a non-profit land trust with 501(c) (3) tax exempt status operating in a manner consistent with the published standards of the Land Trust Alliance, a national organization.