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Planting mangroves and creating awareness #427195
01/09/12 07:13 AM
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One of the most positive articles on Mangroves that I've ever read was published in the San Pedro Sun this week (Jan6th2012). Its not about permits, enforcement or punishments. Its about changing the attitudes and restoring. A very refreshing read on Mangroves. Wish I could find it on line to reprint it here.


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Re: Planting mangroves and creating awareness [Re: elbert] #427197
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Re: Planting mangroves and creating awareness [Re: elbert] #427212
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Look at the successful mangrove restoration and use for hedges for beauty and stemming erosion along waterways. They won an award

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Re: Planting mangroves and creating awareness [Re: elbert] #427250
01/09/12 04:59 PM
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I want to plant some mangroves. Where can I get some?


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Re: Planting mangroves and creating awareness [Re: elbert] #427255
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:-)call Dr.Jan Brown, 662-2725/ 226-2059
I get them from sprouts in the sea weed washed up on the beach. Part of the mangroves problem is resort hotels like to obsessively rake the beach to create that Daytona kinda look that's really unnatural for the inner-lagoon that is Ambergrise's shore line.
and the mangroves reproduction cycle uses the sea weed to get its start.
To me thats the best thing in the article, a new awareness. White sandy beaches are a unnatural thing here and mangrove lined shore is not only its nature but healthy and beautiful.
http://www.livingheritage.org.nz/schools/primary/hauraki/mangrove-forest/get-a-life.php


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Re: Planting mangroves and creating awareness [Re: elbert] #427326
01/10/12 11:08 AM
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Elbert, nice commenttary.

A ?, was the entire length of shoreline along the inner lagoon (reef side) historically, and naturally, populated with mangroves right to the shores edge (and beyond)? or did certain areas remain open(for whatever reason)?

Noted and concurr on the seaweed raking, studies have indicated that this can be a significant definite cause of beach loss over time. Also lets not forget the importance of turtle grass as a sand trap for beach enrichment and maintenance. Its is noted as one of the most effective means of trapping fine sandst in those areas farther away from the cuts and therefore having less entrained heavier sands.

Re: Planting mangroves and creating awareness [Re: elbert] #427368
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My guess is yes, the entire shoreline historically was mangrove, but remember ever since James Howard Blakes day Ambergrisans have been choping mangroves out.I remember mangroves in front of San Pedro Town.
I'm inspired to plant some more myself and dug 20 starter holes a couple of days back.I've had good luck with just regular transplanting.
http://www.livingheritage.org.nz/schools/primary/hauraki/mangrove-forest/mighty-mangroves.php


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Re: Planting mangroves and creating awareness [Re: elbert] #427384
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We've got a messed up situation with a seawall just up beach from us that is causing us (and others) to lose quite a bit of beach on an annual basis...I may just hire a crane dredge to rip out the sea wall, then immediately plant black mangroves in its place swiftly followed by signage declaring the area as a sacred and inviolate mangrove reserve...hmmmm now what did i do with my buddies phone number that works for the WWF & NRDC?

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Re: Planting mangroves and creating awareness [Re: Bear] #427387
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