Winter 2001 - V.16 N.4
SHORELINE RESTORATION PROGRAM
Eau Gallie High School Environmental Club pot mangroves.
Tim Glover awarded the Pepper Buster Award of the year.
Brazilian Pepper, America's Most Wanted.
NORTHERN RIGHT WHALE MONITORING PROGRAM
Scientists Expecting many Mother/Calf Pairs Again
2000-2001 Calving Season Best in 20 Years.
Entangled Whale "Churchill"Presumed Dead
September 11May Affect Right Whales
Brevard ZooSupports Right Whale Program.
Eau Gallie High School Environmental Club Pot Mangroves.|
On the right, members of the Eau Gallie High School Environmental Club pot 2,341 mangroves at the MRC headquarters. Over twenty students and parents met at the MRC and broke our mangrove potting record of 1,200 in a single day and also helped restore 1,000 square feet of shoreline on the Indian River Lagoon. Special thanks to Jennifer Heflick, the Biology teacher who hosts the club and to Sarah Thompson, one of its most active participants in the MRC Shoreline Restoration efforts.
The group potted the mangroves using a method developed by the MRC. An MRC study found that mangroves potted in multiples of five and lined in biodegradable burlap resist washout 600% better than traditional planting methods. The roots of the five mangroves interlock, forming a rootball resistant to washout. Mangroves are re-introduced to the lagoon at sites where invasive plants have been removed.
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