Save Our Shores

Most people don’t need any extra incentive to save the world — self-preservation is motivation enough. But just in case your charitable side could use a little stimulation, participants in the Surfrider Foundation’s upcoming beach restoration project will get a side of free booze with that warm, fuzzy feeling of do-goodery. The coast-conscious charity is hosting an afternoon of dune restoration with sponsor Barefoot Wine. On the agenda is uprooting invasive, sun-sucking plants that have overtaken the dunes (scaevola, to be specific) and replacing them with native flora. Volunteers can expect to dig, pull, plant, and soak up some summer sun. Attendees should wear strong shoes (no flip-flops), sun protection, and comfortable clothes. Bathing suits under clothes for a post-restoration dip are optional. Also, volunteers should bring refillable water bottles — the folks at Surfrider aren’t into disposable plastics. After the hard but rewarding work is out of the way, anyone 21 and over will earn entrance to a celebration at Hurricane Grill & Wings (3201 N. Miami Ave., Miami), featuring free bubbly, wine, and beach treats. The restoration takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. at 53rd Street and Collins Avenue (look for the Surfrider tent), and the party at Hurricane Grill immediately follows until 7 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 25, 2-5 p.m., 2012

 
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