Mangroves perform two vital roles; they serve as a nursery for a vast number of sea creatures such as tarpon and wading birds and they also serve as a barrier against storm surges, erosion and hurricanes. Unfortunately, modern development and storm damage is destroying mangrove forests at alarming rates.
Volunteers will: Meet at check-in location no later than 8:00 AMCanoe/kayak/SUP 1.4 miles from the launch site to the restoration location*Need to wear adequate footwear (there may be oysters or other sharp objects near the restoration area)Bring sun protection (September can still be quite warm, a hat is recommended)Canoe/kayak/SUP 1.4 miles from the restoration location back to the launch site KLCB will: instruct on the proper planting of propagules and provide a T-shirt and water bottle to all registered volunteersBreakfast will be provided at the launch site immediately before the planting project. *Registered volunteers should bring their own canoe/kayak/SUP. Small boats may be launched at the public boat launch on Burnt store road, 2.3 miles by water from the restoration site (.9 miles west then 1.4 miles north to the tent location). We will have ferry boats to take small groups to the restoration area on a first come/first serve basis.
Saturday, September 15, 20188:00 to 11:00 a.m. - End of Tropicana Parkway W & Old Burnt Store Road N