Estimated Cost: $300 (Note: Programming costs estimates and are subject to change.)
Working with the Martin County Park Services in Stuart, Florida, participants learn about the complexities of ecosystem restoration through direct service projects planting native trees and removing invasive plants, oyster reef building, beach cleanup, and park maintenance.
Students have stayed at the Tanah Keeta Scout Reservation. During the week, participants camp on the beach with basic camping gear provided by the SAIL office and prepare meals as a group. By the end of the trip, participants will:
Created by Grace Loonam and Dasha Maslyukova
Transportation: Driving to Stuart, Florida (staying near Savannah on travel dates)
Dates March 12-19th
Housing: Camping in tents for a week
Community Partner: Martin County State Park
Ideal number of participants: 12
Food- cooking own meals
Things to note/consider: This is our most physical trip and will involve hard labor for the week helping to maintain trails, removing invasive species and planting.