St. Bernard 4H Black Mangrove Program

The St. Bernard Parish 4H Black Mangrove Program was initiated in 2016 for the purpose of expanding the reach of healthy black mangroves stands in the Biloxi Marsh while educating local youth on the benefits of revegetation as a restoration tool. Since the inception of the program students have potted and cultivated over 6,000 black mangroves in the Chalmette High School and Meraux Foundation greenhouses and planted approximately 4,250 mature plants in the Biloxi Marsh by local students, including the St. Bernard 4-H club. In 2019 Cook-Off for the Coast raised almost $5,000 for the program.