Is the City of Miami Banning Mangroves?
Not if we have anything to say about it! Join us to “root” for mangroves.
Tell the City of Miami commissioners to vote no on a plan to ban mangrove planting at City parks. Yes, you read that right. The City of Miami is hearing an ordinance that would ban mangrove planting in city parks. This ordinance conflicts with the City and County's resilience goals and globally recognized best practices.
Mangroves provide multiple benefits for our community, including millions of dollars in ecosystem services each year. Mangroves stabilize the coastline by reducing erosion from wave impacts and storm surges. Mangroves also store carbon and help fight climate change. Mangroves' unique prop roots provide food and refuge for commercially and economically valuable marine species. If you like to fish, then you like mangroves! Their branches serve as bird rookeries, protecting strength in numbers for birds to nest near each other. Mangroves are a gift to our community, and they are so vital that they are protected at almost every level of government.
Tell the City of Miami Commissioners that you do not want them to ban the planting of mangroves at City parks.
There are two ways to make your voice heard:
- Enter your information and push the "send email" button at the bottom of this page to send a letter to the City Commissioners.
- Show up at the Commissioner meeting on May 31 at 9 am at City of Miami City Hall (3500 Pan American Dr) and register to make a two-minute public comment about why you support mangroves.
Read the entire proposed ordinance HERE.
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