WINK newsThis article by WINK news covers a unique use of manufacturing waste to improve our coastlines.

“Sanibel’s shoreline is getting protected with help from overseas. Thanks to help from the Dutch government, scientists and volunteers on Sanibel Island installed structures to help oysters and mangroves thrive and slow down erosion.

SCCF Marine Lab Director, Eric Milbrandt, said, ‘what we’re trying to do is plant mangroves and also establish an offshore oyster reef to protect the mangroves that are there from further erosion.’

To do that, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF), Netherlands company BESE-Elements, and volunteers install biodegradable structures along Woodring Road.”

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