Florida Coastal Mangroves, Mangrove Restoration Services

Repairing the environment;
one mangrove plant at a time.


St Lucie, Florida   Phone  #772-216-5209

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Florida Coastal Mangroves - Mangrove Restoration
 
Mangrove Propagules Florida Coastal Mangroves provides the resources needed to re-establish the mangrove population not just in Florida but for all coastlines where mangroves are endangered. Mangrove services include:
Mangrove plants are also available for purchase and perfect for Aquariums!

The Importance of Mangroves to our Ecosystem

MangrovesTo most people in Florida, just the word "Mangroves" conjures up images of dark green canopied, swampy tangles of algae and barnacle laden reddish brown roots and limbs, crawling with everything from tiny crabs to mosquitoes and no seeums, with a distinct stenchy odor found no where else on the planet earth.

In fact, Florida mangroves comprise the most bio-diverse coastal wetland ecosystem found in the state and quite possibly could be the single most threatened, as well. It is almost impossible to imagine the number of acres which have been lost due to waterfront development, infrastructure projects, and the introduction of exotic invasive species.

MangrovesIf you were to place an economic value on the remaining 550,000 +/- acres of Mangroves in Florida, the amount would be in the Trillions of dollars. How could that be, you ask? Well, this is how: Mangroves start by filtering out sediments washed into the estuarine zones from inland and upstream sources. They thrive along the coast and intertidal zones providing a nursery for nearly all of the commercial species of seafood harvested and many of the sport fish that are caught off our shores as well. 

Birds, barnacles, and algae's also benefit from the limbs and roots of the Mangroves by providing nesting grounds both above and below the waterline.

As a secondary benefit they also act as a buffer between ocean and barrier islands and help reduce erosion of the shorelines and act as protection against high surf and wind driven waves.

If we want to ensure that Mangroves remain the "True Natives of Florida", we need not wait any longer, we must have a proactive approach by planting more mangroves now for future generations to enjoy. Contact Florida Coastal Mangroves for your next mangrove restoration project.
 

 

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