HandsOn Broward, in collaboration with Youth Environmental Alliance (YEA), has received funding from the Community Foundation of Broward and the National Fish and Wildlife Federation (NFWF) to implement Project ROC!, a coastal reclamation and education program. Entering its fourth year of impact, this program is made possible by support from NFWF and the following Community Foundation of Broward Funds: Captain Blair Albert Fund, Joseph P. and Patricia A. Moore Fund, Dot and Keith Cobb Fund, Mary and Alex Mackenzie Community Impact Fund, and James Bell-Greenbaum Charitable Fund.
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 ecosystems 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.
UPCOMING PROJECT ROC DATES:
To learn more about Project ROC! or to register as a volunteer or a Project ROC! Leader, CLICK HERE or contact
Zakiya Becca at 954-233-1300 or firstname.lastname@example.org