Marty believes everyone should serve their local Communities and he has served on the Trustee Steering Committee at Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge, on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee at Stuart Feed Store Museum and a term on the Martin County Historical Preservation Board. Also served on several terms on the Board of Directors, and was Historian for the Lake Worth Pioneers Association. Marty has been involved with water issues since the early 1990’s including the St. Lucie Initiative, and the inception of the Rivers Coalition in 1998. An accomplished and respected historian, over the years he has made presentations and speeches teaching our Citizens and Children about our rich local history often in first person as his Great Great Grandfather Hannibal Dillingham Pierce, a Cousin of Lt. Col. Benjamin Pierce of the Fort fame.
Marty was selected as your Indian Riverkeeper Sept 2012 and has worked hard to educate and raise awareness about clean water. The mission of the Indian Riverkeeper is to protect and restore the waters of North America's most diverse estuary, the Indian River Lagoon, its tributaries, fisheries and habitats through advocacy, enforcement and citizen action.