Blowing Rocks Preserve, Hobe Sound, FL

This naturally rocky Indian River Lagoon shoreline was restored by planting 1 gallon saltmeadow cordgrass (Spartina patens) and red mangroves (Rhizophora mangle). Other native plants also successfully colonized the site.

Blowing Rocks Preserve

Blowing Rocks Preserve

This Indian River Lagoon shoreline shows the successful planting of large 3 gallon size red mangroves in the intertidal zone one year after planting.

Blowing Rocks Preserve

Blowing Rocks Preserve

Photo credit for both images: Diana Mitsova-Boneva