New Project Alert!
We are thrilled to share our brand new SeaTrees watershed restoration project in collaboration with Coastlove, where we’ll be working together to restore the degraded dune ecosystems in the Florida Keys.
South Florida is home to a diverse array of coastal ecosystems, including mangrove forests, coastal dunes, wetlands, and hardwood hammocks - all of which have been negatively affected by coastal development and storms in recent years. By restoring these coastal dunes, we're able to provide habitat for countless species, beautify cities and parks, increase storm protection, prevent coastal erosion, and increase carbon sequestration.
Dune ecosystems across the Florida Keys were destroyed by Hurricane Irma in 2017 which devastated both the old growth upland forest and local mangrove forests. To regenerate this critical coastal watershed, SeaTrees and Coastlove are restoring 12,000 sqm (129, 167 sq-ft) of degraded dune systems across those two sites within Big Pine Key: Camp Sawyer & Big Munson Island.
Engaging the local community is a central focus of this project, with opportunities for unrepresented communities to attend volunteer restoration events in order to expose youth to their local habitats, and foster a broader sense of environmental stewardship.
Together with Coastlove, this project will work in collaboration with the Scouts of America and restoration of the dune will include the planting native species to stabilize the soil in order to increase biodiversity and provide shade to campers. This project is not just about restoration; it's an educational opportunity for Scouts to learn about conservation, get hands-on experience with tree planting, and play an active role in caring for our environment.
Stay tuned for more information coming soon on how you (or your brand) can help save this critical coastal watershed. Learn more about this project on our website.