Green Gables is a historic site located on 1.15 acres of prime riverfront green space. There is every kind of bird, the river with all its natural beauty and established trees, some dating back to the 1800's. Through the dedication of many volunteers, the grounds and home have already been enjoyed by thousands of visitors. In just a few years, Green Gables has become a vibrant hub of activity for our community.
More than 140 species of birds have access to use the grounds at Green Gables as a nesting, roosting, feeding, or loafing area.
A variety of fish species utilize the Indian River. Surveys list 782 fish species for east central Florida, with at least half of this amount occurring at some point of their life history in the Indian River Lagoon. Over 200 fish species are known to occur in the Indian River including smalltooth sawfish sturgeon, pipefish, goby, rivulus, and American eel. Environmentalists will be happy to know fish using the Indian River as their home include tarpon, spotted sea trout, flounder, black mullet, red and black drum, ladyfish, mackerel, and bluefish.
The Indian River serves as an important site for the recovery of federal and state listed threatened and endangered species. Green Gables location and habitat features are important for the future of 14 federally listed threatened and endangered species, as well as for the future of 45 species listed by the State of Florida
The primary habitats of Green Gables and the Indian River are lagoonal waters, including estuarine waters, seagrasses, drift algae, and exposed bottoms, hardwood forest, hammocks, lakes, mangrove swamps, mud flats, forested wetlands, scrub-shrub wetlands, non-vegetated wetlands, and spoil areas, and roadways.
Green Gables at Historic Riverview Village, Inc., is a tax-exempt organization (Tax ID#27-4206685) duly qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Solicitation of Contributions Act Registration. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free within the State. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State. 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352. www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com
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