- Planting Project - Bahamas Restoration
BUY ONE. PLANT ONE.
Working in partnership with Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and local organizations, we’re restoring critical mangrove forests destroyed in the wake of Hurricane Dorian to preserve the islands and their fisheries.
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In 2019, Hurricane Dorian devastated over 179 sq. kms (69 sq. miles) of mangrove forests on Grand Bahama Island and The Abacos, hindering the ability for natural restoration to occur easily. Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) had the ambitious goal to help rebuild these mangrove forests in The Bahamas in order to preserve their world-class bonefishing industry and the future of the island.
Working with BTT, Friends of the Bahamas, and the Bahamas National Trust, MANG undertook our first hydrologic surveying and test plant in 2020 to determine the viability of using Florida-grown mangroves to kickstart the islands’ natural restoration process. Through our propagule collection program, our Florida-based MANG community collected more than 70,000 red, white, and black mangrove propagules across the state for us to grow and transport to The Bahamas. To date, we’ve shipped 27,000 mangrove propagules to Grand Bahama Island to build a remote nursery, and we’re committing to plant 100,000 mangroves over the next 5 years with BTT to help kickstart natural mangrove recruitment.