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Mobile County SWCD Beach Restoration Field Trips

 

Students for Baker HIgh School planted oats.
Students from Baker High School planted sea oats on the east end of Dauphin Island

By April Griffin, SWCD DAC, Mobile, AL

The Mobile County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) sponsored two beach restoration field trips.

About 30 students from Bryant Career Technical Center planted sea oats on the east end of Dauphin Island in April 2009. Students from Baker High School planted in May 2009.

Since 2006, the Mobile SWCD has sponsored a total of seven field trips involving over 500 elementary, middle, and high school students. Students really enjoy themselves while learning about beach restoration!

I would like to give special thanks to the Dauphin Island Park and Beach Board! They’re the one’s who provide planting locations!

In addition to the Mobile SWCD, funding of this year’s field trips made possible by Gulf Coast RC&D Council.

 

Student puts fertilizer in hole with sea oats.


Terrasorb is a time-released fertilizer that’s put in the hole along with the sea oat.

Backer High School students help plant oats.


Baker High School students