Environmental Resources Management

Several years ago, I participated in a Saturday clean-up at Jupiter Beach.  I love the beach and am frequently there.  I was shocked to find that although the beaches appeared clean, when you starting picking up the litter (flotsam and jetsam) the amount of it was overwhelming.  We were constantly needing new bags to fill.

During 2009, Volunteers with the ERM removed more than 33,000 lbs. of trash and invasive exotic plants from the woods and scrublands along the Intracoastal Waterway.  The trash varied in size from golf balls and cans to refrigerators and washing machines.

They also planted 10.300 fresh water wetland grass seedlings and 4,298 native trees, shrubs and grasses.  They also collected and potted 23,500 red mangrove seeds that will be used this year in mangrove restoration projects.  This provides sanctuary for our little marine friends to get going in life.

For more information on joining the volunteers go to www.co.palm-beach.fl.us/erm.

This is the kind of thing that makes living here so great!  For more head on over to my other sites:
http://www.coastalfloridarealestate.net/ or www.youtube.com/richardsites then send to your friends!