Archive for the ‘Spoil Island Cleanups’ Category

Oyster Bagging to Restore Shorelines

oyster Volunteers were hard at work bagging oysters shells that will be deployed along strategically selected shorelines of the Indian Lagoon in Fort Pierce, FL. Thank you Jim Oppenborn, a tireless advocate for local environmental causes, for bringing volunteers, equipment, oyster shells and shorelines together. Motorized Kayak Adventures pitched in and we support volunteer based conservation. If you have an interest in being part of a conservation event or organization on the Treasure Coast, let us know by emailing us at Motorizedkayak@gmail.com.

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Spoil Island Preservation Day Update

D. Isl. Land Draft (2)  This is Spoil Island SL13 on the Indian River Lagoon near Fort Pierce, Florida and was adopted by Motorized Kayak Adventures earlier this year.  We are happy to report that the 1st Annual Spoil Island Preservation Day event set for this Saturday is still on and will include over 50  attendees representing other island adoptees,  state and local government agencies, local non profit conservation groups, and interested citizens and businesses. Guests will be treated to a discussion of the history and importance of the these islands and they will participate in a ceremonial planting of native plants and the removal of some invasive species. Food will be provided and motorized kayak tours will be available too.

SL13 Spoil Island Cleanup

We love taking care of our newly adopted spoil island. Follow us on Facebook and on our website to find our how you can volunteer to help with future cleanups. Motorized kayaks and lunch included at no charge. Cleanups will include bagging out trash and replacing invasive species with native plants.

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Collecting Trash From SL13- Our newly adopted Spoil Island

Collecting trash around perimeter of island

Collecting trash around perimeter of island

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rsz_16_20_2013_destination_island_clean_up_053 Hi all….here’s a few pics of our first cleanup after adopting SL13 in St. Lucie County. We intend to report and document this and all cleanups. Anyone wishing to volunteer for future cleanups and related events, please contact us at 772.380.6815. We are especially interested in boat owners who can stop by the island occasionally to report issues and to remind campers to pack out what they pack in.