We can’t think of a better way to start the year than with the launch of a new project. In partnership with WILDCOAST, we are supporting the local women’s group, “Mujeres de El Dátil,” to plant 40,000 mangrove trees in Laguna San Ignacio. These trees will stabilize the lagoon from sea level rise, which protects the birthing habitat for the California gray whale and enhances sustainability of local fisheries.
Take a deeper look at the threats of climate change that are affecting Laguna San Ignacio and the ways that mangrove restoration can help on our website.
Serge Dedina, WILDCOAST Executive Director, explains why blue carbon farming in Baja is so important
Blue carbon ecosystems play a critical role in reversing climate change. That’s why SeaTrees is focused on restoring these ecosystems around the world, and why we’re so excited to expand our efforts to Baja, Mexico. Serge Dedina, Executive Director of WILDCOAST, echoes that “coastal ecosystems are incredibly efficient at removing harmful amounts of carbon from the atmosphere and can store it for thousands of years, making these areas key in the fight against climate change.”
Gray Whale Gin joins in as first SeaTrees supporter of Laguna San Ignacio Mangrove Project
Laguna San Ignacio is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and is located within El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve, a 6.2 million acre natural protected area. The lagoon serves as a critical breeding ground for gray whales, while also providing vital whale watching ecotourism opportunities for the local communities.
Who better to kick off our new project than with the great folks of Gray Whale Gin. South Bay locals, Gray Whale Gin is making some of the finest spirits out there. Pick up a bottle at your local shop and know that your next cocktail made an impact in Baja.
Wear kelp hair to restore the kelp forest in Palos Verdes!
This week, our friends at 12 Tides kicked off their Kelp Hair Challenge. For every person that wears kelp hair on social media, 12 Tides is restoring 1 sq-ft of kelp forest in Palos Verdes. Join the fun by posting a story or reel with the Kelp Hair filter in Instagram, mention that 1 kelp hair = 1 sq-ft of kelp forest restored, challenge 3 friends to do the same, and use the hashtag #KelpHairChallenge. We can’t wait to see how good you look with kelp hair!
Think a friend might enjoy joining us on this journey? Pass this enews note along to a friend or invite them to sign-up for our enews right here, and when they do, we’ll plant their 1st tree in the sea for Free!