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Volunteers Assist with Mangrove/Oyster Restoration

August 25, 2021

The SCCF Marine Lab and Coastal Watch team were joined by nine volunteers on Aug. 20 for a trip to SCCF’s oyster reef and mangrove restoration project at Benedict Key in Pine Island Sound. They distributed 125 buckets of fossil shell and planted 1,000 red mangrove propagules to help restore marine habitat and water quality. 

SCCF appreciates the community’s support for these restoration efforts and for investing in Southwest Florida’s coastal ecosystem.

If you are interested in volunteering for a future project, email SCCF Conservation Initiative Coordinator Kealy McNeal at  


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