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Sat, Jan 18


Atlantic Dunes Park

Restoring the Gold Coast

Spend the morning learning about the value of restoring coastal biodiversity while planting native coastal plants, removing invasive plants and picking up trash.

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Restoring the Gold Coast
Restoring the Gold Coast

Time & Location

Jan 18, 2020, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Atlantic Dunes Park, 1605 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483, USA

About The Event

Spend the morning learning about the value of restoring coastal biodiversity while planting native coastal plants, removing invasive plants and picking up trash with The Institute for Regional Conservation. 

What volunteers are needed for: Volunteers are needed to plant native coastal plants, remove invasive plants and debris.


Age Requirment: All ages are welcome! Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Students can recieve service hours at this event. 

Directions & Parking: This event will take place at Atlantic Dunes Park (1605 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483) which is located just north of Linton Blvd. along A1A. Volunteers will meet at the pavilion, easily found by following the board walk. There is plenty of parking in two lots located just west of the park across A1A. Stop by the volunteer check-in table at the pavilion for a free parking pass for the morning after you park!

What to wear and bring with you: All supplies, and light refreshments are provided!  It's recommended volunteers wear closed toed shoes, sunscreen, and a hat. All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt at check in.

Volunteer Leader: Cara Abbott from The Institute for Regional Conservation will be the leader volunteer during this event.

About Regional Conservation: A private non-profit organization, The Institute for Regional Conservation (IRC) is dedicated to the protection, restoration, and long-term management of biodiversity on a regional basis, and to the prevention of regional extinctions of rare plants, animals and ecosystems. Founded in 1984, IRC promotes an innovative approach to conservation. We seek to protect - and restore - viable populations of all plant and animal species within a region by designing conservation strategies powered by rich, geographically-distributed data. Our approach adds critical value to traditional conservation strategies focused on charismatic animals or species with small global ranges. This work is especially important in regions of the world where rapid fragmentation of habitats has been experienced, or is expected. For more than two decades we have focused our field work in Florida and the Caribbean, but we are also engaged in high-level dialog on ecological restoration and biodiversity targets more broadly around the world. We work in four domains: developing regional conservation models to advise and direct conservation strategies by diverse actors across broad regions; applied conservation science for researchers and land managers; ecological restoration and management; and, engaging with local communities to bring this work to fruition in the context of sustainability.

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