500+ Mangroves for Virgin Islands Initiative
Excited to share recent updates with our followers! Received 500+ mangroves (Rhizophora mangle) to restore Virgin Islands coastal shorelines. Many thanks to American Airlines and Silver/Seaborne for their diligence in getting these babies in from Florida. Below are pictures from their temporary ecosystem to support holistic propagule (seedling) growth.
The idea to create this mini ecosystem sourced from Greg Jones youtube channel. Permanent mangrove replanting will commence late November/early December in the Virgin Islands. Our awesome local volunteers will receive instructions soon! Thanks to BirdsCaribbean, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens and our countless contributors, who are the foundation of this shore restoration project.
Thanks for reading! We encourage you to sign up in advance for volunteer planting sessions here! For these outdoor events, social distancing will be respected for the safety of all participants. Family friendly events help promote sustainable conservation.
Looking forward to planting with you all!