Sunday, November 1, volunteers organized by Youth Environment Alliance (YEA) created the very first “resilient dune” in the North Beach section of Hollywood.
Over 50 volunteers planted 2,500 sea oats in front of the existing dune at Charleston Street and Surf Road. Sea Oats are an attractive and important plant of the coastal community. The golden brown seed heads from this plant are sometimes used in floral arrangements, but more importantly, sea oats play a vital role in shoreline stabilization.
Youth Environment Alliance (YEA) is a South Florida-based 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide education and facilitate participation in environmental activities to diverse people of all abilities. YEA has been instrumental in providing all-inclusive educational programs that focus on Florida’s unique ecosystems and wildlife – highlighting the importance of outdoor ethics, safety, and environmental stewardship, while providing a fun learning atmosphere.
For more information about additional projects in the works for the remainder of this year and into 2016, visit their website www.yeafrog.org.