Lower Elementary Students Help Restore Mangroves Along Prospect Point

This week, Lower Elementary students did their part in protecting and preserving the natural environment by helping restore the mangroves along the coastline off Prospect Point Road. This effort, which spanned several days this week, is part of the Mangrove Education Project.

The children donned hats and work clothes, and walked along Prospect Point Road, to carefully transplanting young mangrove plants from further down the shore and to a protected stretch of coastline in front of the Furey Family’s property. Under the expert guidance of MEP Executive Director Mr. Martin Keeley, the children learned all about the importance and function of mangrove plants, and created a protected area of what will hopefully become strong, new mangrove growth.

A few of the students were also interviewed by journalist April Cummings and the media about this special environmental project – please watch this space for updated links for the media feature!

Especially during Earth Month, it is wonderful to observe our children actively working to protect and care for their environment. Please visit the MBTS Facebook Page to view more photos from the mangrove planting. To learn more about the MEP and the specific work the children accomplished along the coastline of Prospect Point, please CLICK HERE.

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