Propagating Awareness, One Propagule At A Time
About The Event
The Cape Eleuthera Foundation – a non-profit organization dedicated to education and research in sustainability – is working to regenerate the local ecosystem and raise awareness of issues surrounding climate change on September 24th by collecting and planting 350 mangrove propagules. The Bahamas is a popular destination renowned for its beautiful beaches, marinas and resorts, yet the destructive environmental impact of such development is often overlooked. Mangroves play an important role in carbon sequestration and we are working to restore these beneficial trees in our ecosystem. On the day of the event, teachers and students from The Island School, researchers from The Cape Eleuthera Institute, and other members of the community are invited to come together for an educational seminar to learn about 350.org, climate change, and the role of mangroves in carbon sequestration. The seminar will be followed by an afternoon of moving rocks, digging out walls, and planting mangroves! This project is a visible representation of the mission and values of the organization and is intended to become an ongoing study and monitoring project on the topic of mangrove restoration.