In the fall of 2021, From Seeds to Shoreline (S2S) volunteers and partners collected over 3 million Sporobolus alterniflorus—formerly known as Spartina alterniflora—seeds at 10 locations along the South Carolina coast, from Huntington Beach State Park to the ACE Basin.
Over 3M Seeds Collected for Salt Marsh Restoration
S2S, launched in 2011, is the state’s only salt marsh restoration program specifically designed for K-12 students and teachers and aligned with South Carolina State Science Standards. In this year-long program, participating schools collect seeds, germinate them in classrooms, grow seedlings in greenhouses, and transplant the young sprouts in the spring to needy areas along the coast. Students learn about the importance of this critical ecosystem, community service, and are able to restore acres of salt marsh—all while having fun in the process.