“Restore Our River”: Helping SCCF

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In order to reduce nutrients in the Sanibel River Slough, SCCF’s Marine Lab scientists are planting sods of submerged grasses on SCCF conservation lands. The interior corridor of Sanibel is the centerpiece of the land acquisition efforts undertaken by SCCF. Sadly, decades of fertilizer application, sewer reclaimed water, and atmospheric deposition from automobiles have led to high nutrient concentrations in the Sanibel River. These efforts to plant submerged grasses will create habitat and move dissolved nutrients from the water to the plants.

To help, check out our Gift Catalog, that directly funds tape grass planting.