Supporting community-based wetland restoration initiatives
Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge
Wetlands Avengers: restoration and education
Grantee: Aquatic Adventures
Total Cost: $58000
Wetland Avengers is a four-component restoration and education effort. The project began on September 13th 2003 with a large community event that mobilized 650 volunteers to restore a salt marsh and upland habitat in Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, follow with the planting of native species, expand its reach through a classroom environmental science program that will included a field trip to the refuge, and continue to protect and restore the area through a partnership with Paradise Creek Educational Park, Inc. Through this project 1400 youth participated and 1500 native plants were planted!