The Rotaract club of Malindi will this year have their Mangrove planting campaign slated for February 23 – February 25 2018. Every year, as part of their service to the community and Humanity in general hold functions and events that enable them to give back to the community.
This years Mangrove planting has been dubbed “The Mangrove Affair Season 2 “. The club alongside “friends of Rotaract” and partners are looking to plant 20000 Mangrove seedlings.
What are Mangroves?
Mangrove is a shrub or small tree that grows in coastal saline or brackish water. The term is also used for tropical coastal vegetation consisting of such species. Mangroves are salt tolerant trees, also called halophytes, and are adapted to life in harsh coastal conditions. They contain a complex salt filtration system and complex root system to cope with salt water immersion and wave action.
Mangrove protects shorelines from damaging storm, floods, hurricane winds and waves. It also help prevent soilerosion by stabilizing sediments with their tangled root system.
Importance of mangrove
– Serve as barrier along coastal lines during storm surge.
– Help in mitigating of climate change.
– Source of livelihood.
Benefits and functions of mangrove
– Source of germ plasm
– Deposition of mud.
– Nutrient broth enhancer
– Natural #habitat for endangered species.
YOU ARE INVITE TOO!
Last year’s event was LIT and successful and The Rotaract Club of Malindi was looking forward for your participation to make this event even more successful and more importantly give back to the community.
Bring and friend along and let us have a fun and we do something for the community