With 60 percent of South Florida’s beaches shrinking one to two feet per year — and half critically eroded already — coastal governments are promoting what they call resiliency: Instead of importing sand, they’re installing plants. In Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, student volunteers planted 5,000 sea oat seedlings on a Saturday morning, populating a beach section near an earlier planting already gathering sand.

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