Mangrove Mania

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. As part of the International Coastal Cleanup, KLCB is partnering with local businesses and organizations to host a hands-on outdoor education and restoration experience. We intend to plant 10,000 red mangrove propagules on State lands that are in need of some shoreline stabilization.

Volunteers Will:

  • Meet at registration site no later than 8:00 AM
  • Canoe/kayak/SUP from the launch site to the restoration location or take a short boat ride to the restoration site
  • 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 from the restoration location back to the launch site

KLCB Will:

  • Instruct on the proper planting of propagules
  • Provide a T-shirt and water bottle to all registered volunteers (t-shirts on a first come first served basis as supplies are limited)

*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)

Thank you to all of our volunteers and sponsors for making this event such a success!

Northwest Cape Coral Neighborhood Association, Inc.