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Mangrove Community - About Us

Mangroves are salt-tolerant trees that grow in saline or brackish water, also called halophyte, 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. They are adapted to the low oxygen conditions of waterlogged mud. Mangroves also protect the coast against storm surges and erosion caused by hurricanes and tsunamis by dissipating wave energy. Its massive root system creates an ideal and tranquil ecosystem for various aquatic life such as oysters, algae, crabs, and other small marine life.

Mangrove Community is structured in the community as the mangrove is structured in its ecosystems along coastlines all over the world. Here at mangrove we look to replicate these attributes within disenfranchised communities. We do this by empowering residents from within the community who aren’t up against the best conditions to thrive and be successful through innovative programs like job, skills training and job placement. We partner with various businesses and organizations within the community to create a deeply rooted network consistent with the root system of the mangrove tree which provides both nourishment and protection for inhabitants of its ecosystem.