Dune Restoration at South City Beach Park
This past Saturday we completed dune restoration work funded by grants from Broward County. Over three weeks the City, its non-profit partner for this project Youth Environmental Alliance, and over 60 masked and socially-distanced volunteers planted more than 2,400 native dune species at South City Beach Park. Volunteers joined-in as residents, visiting beachgoers, Hallandale Beach’s Police Athletics League, Hollywood Boy Scout Troop 420, Florida International University students, various Girl Scout troops to get their hands dirty and restore the dune.
The intention of the project was to remove invasive species, re-plant with natives, and create a demonstration garden of two distinct zones (strand zone & maritime hammock zone) of dunes rarely seen in Broward County. We encourage you to visit South City Beach Park over the coming months to watch it grow and to keep an eye out for wildlife! You may see swallowtail butterflies, sphinx moths, and insect-eating birds who depend on the plants we selected for food, habitat, or breeding ground. Any bit of habitat helps!