The Clean Water Community

March 25, 2024 | Read Time: 2 minutes

Storie Waterfront gazebo rendering - Martin County Preservation

Acknowledging how vital Martin County’s waterways are, Storie’s visionaries have placed a high priority on becoming the next water champions. Not only would the waterways naturally flowing through Storie create a beautiful focal point, but an innovative filtration system may also create a healthier environment.

For over 15 years, state legislator Toby Overdorf has been an advocate for clean water throughout Martin County. He has worked with Storie’s design team to create an innovative filtration system that naturally cleans the water as it flows through Storie.

Storie's Clean Water

“Storie’s plans would include using filtration marshes to naturally remove the legacy of phosphorus nitrogen and to oxygenate the water,” shared Overdorf. “Storie would create these marshes utilizing native vegetation, and continuously maintain and monitor the area to ensure excess materials are taken out before it’s discharged into the St. Lucie River.”

The waterways would carry the water from the C-44 canal through a variety of different marshes that would clean it over and over again. The water would flow throughout Storie, underneath I-95, and be re-introduced into the South Fork of the St. Lucie River a lot cleaner than it was before.

“I’m a firm believer that you can’t have a good economy without a good environment,” shared Overdorf. “This filtration system may not only allow Storie to be good stewards to the environment but create the potential for great opportunities for local business.”

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