The beach nurtures our soul. We in turn must nurture the beach.
WHO: Surfrider Foundation’s Miami Chapter, volunteers from the local community, visitors to Miami Beach – anyone wishing to participate. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Community service credits available.
WHEN: Saturday, September 17, 9:45 a – 1:00 p
WHERE: North Shore Open Space Park, 81st St. & Oceanfront, Miami Beach @ Surfrider tent
WHAT: Volunteers will plant a variety of plants native to the South Florida beach dune ecosystem under direction of a trained biologist and Surfrider chapter leadership.
WE’LL SUPPLY: gloves, healthy snacks, cold water, equipment, training and oversight of the work, waiver forms, and community service credits.
BRING: solid pair of shoes, refillable water bottle, personal sun protection, $ for parking meters, bathing suit for post ocean dip.
WHY: Our coastal dunes have become invaded with exotic species, dramatically reducing their effectiveness. Healthy dunes are needed not only to retain sand in wind and storm events, but also to provide a unique habitat for plants and animals indigenous to South Florida. This is part of a multi-year dune restoration project by Surfrider Foundation Miami Chapter with grant support from the US Fish & Wildlife Service.
PARKING: There are metered spaces & parking lots in the immediate area.
For more on Surfrider’s dune restoration program, visit http://www.miamisurfrider.org/chapter-initiatives-2/dune-restorations/ .