Puerto Rico Community Comes Together to Rebuild Dunes


Following the dune vandalism that occurred on the Fourth of July, the local communities and volunteers led by Para la Naturaleza and our DUNAS teams worked diligently to re-restore the dunes at the Hacienda la Esperanza Nature Reserve in Manati.

Following the dune vandalism that occurred on the Fourth of July, the local communities and volunteers led by Para la Naturaleza and our DUNAS teams convened once more and worked diligently to re-restore the dunes at the Hacienda la Esperanza Nature Reserve in Manati.

Community members replaced 250 wooden panels into the sand — these panels act as a sand catchment so that the dunes can begin to build up. We are thankful and inspired by the community and the outpouring of support to rebuild the vandalized site and move forward with the restoration project. The restoration of these dunes is critical to protecting not only the archeological heritage and ecological services, but most importantly the human communities adjacent to the dune site from future hurricane impact.

To support the DUNAS project and learn more, please visit: https://www.climatesciencealliance.org/dunas

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