On The Economy
Since 2002, $450,000 in Scholarships and Internships have been awarded to students pursuing careers in environmental sciences.
Since 2004, Our educators have reached 342 educators and 48,021 students.
Since 2004, students, educators, and members have contributed 59,462 volunteer hours for a value to our community of $1,094,100.
Over the past ten years, our volunteers have planted nearly 100,000 native trees and harvested approximately 4,000 pounds of cypress seeds used for germination and replanting of native trees. A locally grown (native) cypress tree 12" in diameter would generate $210 in benefits/year. When it reached 17" in diameter benefits would be valued at $250/year, or a 50 year value of $10,500. We plant approximately 700 trees /acre and have planted about 135 acres with a total carbon removal value of $1460/acre of $197,100 to date.
Photo credit: Ed Mathis