MANGROVE REGENERATION AND CLEANUPS

Florida has the longest coastline on the mainland United States, with more than 75% of residents living in coastal areas, most who are at less than 4 feet above sea level.   The latest IPCC 2022 Report accessing climate risks, to be released in final form this coming September,  hones in on Florida as an area facing the worst affects of climate change.  Miami-Dade County, with more than 2.7 million residents and $146 billion in real estate, wholly bordered by beautiful Biscayne Bay, faces the gravest risk.  With the fourth largest school district in the United States, and half our residents living in low-lying coastal areas, we have more students at risk than anywhere else in the United States.  But there are natural solutions available now, like regenerating mangroves, which absorb carbon, provide a breeding ground for fish, and protect against coastal erosion. South Florida is undertaking massive efforts, both city-wide and grass roots, to restore our coastlines and mitigate against climate change.  

BRING:

Closed toe beach shoes

Gloves

Garbage bags (biodegradable here)

 

MANGROVE CLEAN UP

Crandon Park Marina  May 15, 2022  2-5 pm.

 

MANGROVE AND SEA GRASS CLEAN UP AND REPLANTING

Haulover Beach 

MANGROVE RESTORATION AND REPLANTING 

Chapman Kayak Launch at Deering Bay Estate May 26, 2022 10 am-1pm.

13601 Deering Bay Drive, Miami, Fl 33158

Join Miami-Dade Parks and Forces of Nature for a Community Action Day at Chapman Field Park on Thursday, May 26 at 10 a.m. Volunteers are invited to help restore the mangroves with guidance from the Natural Areas Management division. We will be removing exotic plants that have taken root, installing 200 native plants to help restore the habitat, and cleaning up the trash within the mangroves.   Cormorant Garamond is a classic font with a modern twist. It's easy to read on screens of every shape and size, and perfect for long blocks of text.