How to Participate
Red mangrove propagules look like green and brown cigars or long green beans. You can find them on beaches, floating in water, or stacked up along seawalls or boat ramps. Gather them anywhere from Charlotte Harbor to Marco Island!
Store propagules vertically, with the brown side down. Keep buckets in cool, dry areas where they are not directly exposed to the elements.
How NOT to Participate
DON'T collect mangroves that are connected to the tree or are cracked, dried out, or broken in half. It is illegal to collect propagules from state parks, national parks, and private property. Do not store mangroves with water in the buckets — They will be fine as long as they are not exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time.
Propagule Drop-Off Sites
- SCCF Bailey Homestead, 1300 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957
- Marine Max, 14030 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33919
- Marina Mike's, 19300 S Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, FL 33908
- Bay Water Boat Club, 5124 Bonita Beach Rd SW, Bonita Springs, FL 34134