Landscapes, Trees, and Plants
Project in progress

What is your wish for this project?

We would like to continue our two-year project which has harvested, grown, and planted 2000 red mangrove seedlings along both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of Florida. Our hope is to restore all mangrove forests that have been removed for coastal development or replaced by Australian Pine trees in South Florida. We also want to plant additional seedlings in areas where red mangrove forests need more

How are you going to do it?

Red mangroves filter and clarify the water, protect coastal communities from storm surge, prevent erosion, and provide a shelter for a wide variety of mammals, aquatic species, reptiles and birds. They are also a staple in the diets of the critically endangered Key Deer. Furthermore, evidence shows that mangroves combat global warming by decreasing atmospheric carbon dioxide. Wild Over Wildlife members, Florida International University SEAS, and Lee County 4-H Club members have collected more