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Florida Longleaf Pines | Photo by Christopher Kregel/Shutterstock

Marquis Fine Cabinetry Teams Up with Florida State Parks for Longleaf Pine Restoration

Categories: Local, Nature,
March 30, 2021,

Earth Day 2021 Volunteer Event from 8 am to Noon

Marquis Fine Cabinetry of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, has partnered with Florida State Parks for Earth Day 2021 to restore Deer Lake State Park by pulling Sand Pines in efforts to keep newly planted Longleaf Pines thriving. At one time, according to Chris Dixson, Grayton Beach State Park services specialist, there were 90 million acres of the Longleaf Ecosystem. However, now there is less than 5 percent of that due to the timber industry’s activity in the area. The area on which this volunteer event will focus previously had North Florida Slash Pines and Sand Pines, which migrated into the space when the Longleaf Pines were removed for their timber. About two weeks ago, Grayton Beach Florida State Park planted 500 Longleaf pines. In order to keep the Longleaf Pines growing and surviving, thousands of tiny Sand Pines need to be hand pulled before they overpopulate the zone again.

Earth Day 2021 longleaf pine restoration project

Marquis’ Milano Collection is Earth Day–friendly as it is a high-density moisture resistant board that is 100-percent post-consumer recycled material, which saves more than 10,000 trees per day. There is also no added formaldehyde to the construction; instead, Marquis uses an eco-friendly bonding agent that creates the hermetic seal against water.

Please join us for this volunteer opportunity to continue the efforts in improving our beautiful beaches, which we are lucky to call home. You can reach out to Paris at paris@marquisfinecabinetry.com or call (850) 267-2290 for further questions.

florida longleaf pine canopy from below

Florida Longleaf Pines | Photo by Arkorn/Shutterstock

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