Treasure Coast Essay

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about attracting foreign tourists to our wonderful stretch of Florida.  Indian River and St. Lucie Counties recently hosted foreign travel writers.  Why not add Martin County and invite foreign travel writers to sample the attractions in all three counties?  They will encourage people in their countries to come here.  What do we offer?  State parks: Sebastian Inlet, Fort Pierce Inlet and Jonathan Dickinson.  Museums: McLarty, Navy Seals and Elliott.  Places connected to nature: Environmental Learning Center.

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the McLarty Treasure Museum on highway A-1-A south of Sebastian Inlet.  It’s a great place to visit now because survivors of the Treasure Fleet disaster made camp here 300 years ago.  On July 30, 1715, eleven ships carrying gold, silver and jewels from the Americas to Spain were hit by a hurricane and went down off our shore.  That’s why Indian River, St.

  This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about (cough cough) wildfires. Last month, the Florida Forest Service responded to 23 in our three counties. Sixteen were caused by lightning strikes. Some threw off lots of smoke. Less rainfall than normal this time of year was to blame. The most acreage burned was in Martin County’s Jones/Hungryland Wildlife Environmental area. One third of Florida’s population now live in places where structures are vulnerable to wildfires.

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about a one-time lifeguard honored for his contributions to water safety.  More than 30 years ago, Vero Beach orthopedic surgeon Peter Wernicki watched over swimmers on the Jersey Shore.  Since then, he has pursued a second career devoted to preventing drownings.  Recently Wernicki, 56, received the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s 2015 Paragon Award.  Under his leadership, the American Red Cross and the U.S.

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about sharks.  They fascinate us.  Why?  Because they are great looking.  Fast.  Relentless.  Fun to watch through the glass of a big aquarium.  But you do not want to encounter one in the water.  A shark may mistake you for a fish that is good to eat or is a competitor.  On several days in June, sharks were spotted off Treasure Coast beaches, and lifeguards ordered people out of the water.  The routine is for lifeguards to wait 30 minutes to make sure there are no further sightings.  If a shark does not leave, no swimming is allowed.  When