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Mangroves are magic to our ecosystems. Three species of mangroves are found in Palm Beach County. They are the Red Mangrove, Black Mangrove, and White Mangrove. Typically, Red Mangroves grow along the water's edge, Black Mangroves grow on slightly higher elevations than the Red Mangrove, and White Mangroves grow upland from the red and black. Mangroves line estuaries and canals, providing food, shelter, and hunting grounds for animals.

Mangroves also provide shoreline protection from wind, waves, and erosion. This ecosystem occurs in tidally influenced areas where strong ocean wave action is absent and where salt and freshwater mix. Soils are sandy, nutrient-rich, saline, and usually oxygen deficient. This plant system diversity provides one of the…

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From Jupiter Boca Raton, Palm Beach County is taking part in the International Coastal Cleanup the weekend of September 15th, and additional volunteers are welcome to join!

Ocean trash is a serious pollution problem that affects the health of people, wildlife, and local economies. Trash in the water can not only injure beachgoers or divers and ensnare boat propellors, but it can kill precious marine life.

In order to help, Ocean Conservancy has started a worldwide clean-up where hundreds of thousands of volunteers comb lakes, rivers and beaches around the world for trash. For over 30 years, more than 12 million volunteers have collected over 220 million pounds of trash.

In true Palm Beach County fashion, clean-ups are taking place all along…

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