Virginia Key Beach. Photo source: ©© Marc Averette
Volunteers planted mangrove seedlings on Virginia Key, getting down and dirty for an Eco-Art project that aims to raise environmental awareness.
That sense of happy engagement with nature is exactly what Eco-Art coastal Reclamation Project effort was. It drew approximately 100 volunteer students, parents and teachers, learning about nature and environmental sustainability first-hand by planting red mangrove seedlings in an area long besieged by concrete and invasive plants.
“The kids who plant these mangrove seedlings today will see them as trees 20 years from now and say ‘I did that…’ ”