MANGROVE REGENERATION AND CLEANUPS

Check out our latest plantings here. It's working--halting climate change one root at a time!

 

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 $246 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.  Join us to restore, regenerate, and replant. Scale it up. 

BRING:

Closed toe beach shoes

Gloves

Garbage bags (biodegradable here)

Sunscreen and visor

Water bottle

FORCES OF NATURE MANGROVE CLEAN UP 

Pine Tree Park, 4411 Pine Tree Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33140 Monday, September 5, 2022 5 - 7 pm 

Forces of Nature joins Clean Up Miami Beach for a Clean Up. We'll be climbing through mangroves so wear closed toe shoes. 

MANGROVE AND SEA GRASS CLEAN UP AND REPLANTING

Miami Beach: Haulover Beach Black Point Marina July 2, 2022 9:30-11:30 am.

MANGROVE RESTORATION AND REPLANTING 

South Miami: Chapman Kayak Launch at Deering Bay Estate July 16, 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. 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.   

Interesting fact:  Mangroves store more carbon per unit area than any other ecosystem on Earth. Mangrove forests cover just .01 percent of the planet's surface but store 10 times more carbon then terrestrial forests. 

I'm researching the feasibility of  doubling plantings by splicing   mangrove seedlings in half, sealing with  biodegradable planting wax, and planting. Scaling it up.  Check it out. It's working!