Biscayne BayNational Parks Conservation Association is partnering with Nature Valley, Miami-Dade County Department of Environmental Resource Management, Oleta River State Park, and the Overtown Youth Center in a volunteer effort to restore six acres of tropical hardwood trees in Miami-Dade County adjacent to Biscayne National Park. Miami youth will be clearing exotic vegetation, spreading mulch, and planting native species. The effort will focus on dense tree stands known as “hammocks,” which are important to the general health of the coastal ecosystem.
This hammock restoration project will also improve habitat for birds and wildlife, including federally protected species within the Biscayne Bay area,and provide additional stewardship and environmental education opportunities in the community.

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