Project ROC! 

Youth Environmental Alliance, in collaboration with HandsOn Broward, has received a grant from the Community Foundation of Broward to implement Project ROC!, a coastal reclamation and education program. Entering its third year of impact, this program has been made possible by support from the following Community Foundation of Broward Funds: Captain Blair Albert Fund, Joseph P. and Patricia A. Moore Fund, Dot and Keith Cobb Fund, and the Mary and Alex Mackenzie Community Impact Fund.
 
Youth Environmental Alliance (YEA) and HandsOn Broward are utilizing the grant to address environmental stewardship and habitat protection by engaging, educating, and activating thousands of youth and adults to help reclaim and restore Broward County’s eroding coastline. Participants are educated on the importance of natural ecosytems as they clean up beaches, remove invasive plants, and install native plants that discourage beach erosion while providing habitat for sea turtle nesting, food for pollinators, and way-stations for migratory birds at eight sites located throughout Broward County. Participants also will have the opportunity to train as Project Leaders who will mobilize volunteers at each site.
 
This dynamic partnership combines Youth Environmental Alliance’s extensive coastal restoration knowledge and experience with HandsOn Broward’s proven volunteer mobilization, leadership training, and grant administration expertise. To further communicate the importance of environmental stewardship, HandsOn Broward and Youth Environmental Alliance are also partnering with the South Florida Audubon Society to educate and advocate for the project to help facilitate restoration implementation in local municipalities.

To learn more about Project ROC! or to register as a volunteer or a Project ROC! Leader, CLICK HERE for upcoming occurrences or contact Zakiya Becca at 954-233-1300 or zakiya@handsonbroward.org.