- Propagule Collection Project
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Propagule Collection Project
We’re collecting mangroves,and you can help, MANG!
Every year, mangroves are deforested, harmed by rising sea levels, or devastated byhurricanes and storm surge. To help further our planting efforts across Florida andinternationally, MANG is launching a public propagule and seed collection project, andwhether you’re a Mini MANG or a grownup, you can help!
Don’t worry, we built ya a step-by-step guide.
Check out our Propagule Collection Guide for more on how to recognize healthy MANGs,how to store them, and where to drop them off. It’s got everything you need to begincollecting in the wild and joining the mission.
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How to Collect Mangroves in the Wild
Gather them MANGs
You can find red, white, and black MANGrove propagules and seeds walking on the beach and also floating in the water, up small creeks, the intercoastal waterway, and stacked up along seawalls or boat ramps. If a propagule or seed is cracked and dried out, broken in half, or missing its terminal bud, then leave it for fish food. Healthy MANGs look like the ones pictured here.
You cannot collect propagules or seeds from state parks, national parks, or directly from trees, so be respectful of Mother Nature! We always want to make sure that the seeds are fully mature and ready to go into the next cycle of life, MANG.
Don’t forget tag @manggear and show us what you’ve collected!
Store them MANGs
Store your red, white, and black MANGs in a bucket, large bin, or anything that has a lid. If you need a bucket, then click the link below to pick one up, and it may or may not have some extra MANG goodies inside for you to rep with pride. Keep bins or buckets in cool dry areas where they are not exposed to the direct elements. The quicker you can get them to a drop-off location the better.
Storing for 1-3 Days: For the short term, you can use bins or buckets with lids to lock in as much moisture as possible to keep the mangroves from drying out.
Storing for 4-10 Days: If you are unable to make it to a drop of location within a few days, stack the propagules in the vertical position with the terminal buds facing up and the lid off. Add 5 inches of water and check daily to make sure your mangroves have enough water and are looking good. It is good to flush the water every two days to avoid that low-tide smell and let them MANGs breathe!
Drop them MANGs
Depending on where you live in Florida, you can drop your props off or we can pick them up in person so they can start their journey for a future life in the wild! Before you head over, please give us a ring to make sure we can meet you or provide drop-off instructions in case we’re not around.
Thank you for your efforts to help us restore mangrove ecosystems into the future! If you have any questions, make sure to reach out to our support team at
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MANG® is more than a business, it’s a family.
In 2015, twin brothers Keith and Kyle Rossin came together with one mission in mind – to change the world one mangrove at a time. Since then, we’ve built a global family of people who care about the water, environment, and the overall wellbeing of the great outdoors.
We are stoked to be leading the movement for environmental change and restoration of our coastlines. However, we can’t do it without you, MANG®! To learn more about our Buy One. Plant One. initiative, head over to Our Mission and see what we’re up to.