Spoil Island SL-13 Gets a Cleanup

Saint Lucie County Florida's spoil island SL-13 gets a cleanup.

Saint Lucie County Florida’s spoil island SL-13 gets a cleanup.

Thanks to guides Danny and Linda who have spearheaded the regular visits to keep the island free of debris. We met with visitors there too and encouraged them to pack out.

Along with picking up trash, we observed hundreds of new mangroves sprouting up on the east end of the island about 20 feet from the water and behind existing established plants. We believe the recent surge driven tides pushed the high water line well into the island, and the existing plants shielded the new growth from the waves.

What a great day.

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