Annual Sea Oat Planting
Looking to do good on your visit to the Space Coast!?
The City of Cape Canaveral will be hosting its annual sea oat planting event on Saturday, February 11 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm or until all plants have been planted.
This year the City will be planting 16,320 sea oats and we need your help!
Trays of sea oats will be placed at the east end of all City-owned beach crossovers along with all necessary supplies (i.e. wooden dowels and hydration gel packs) and planting instructions.
Simply arrive at a public beach crossover of your choosing (there are 17 in total) and start planting! Dedicated City volunteers called “Plant Buddies” will be stationed at various crossovers to assist, and will be wearing high-vis yellow safety vests. They will be able to assist you with any planting questions and show individuals where to plant. City Staff will be walking the beach throughout the event to assist and answer any questions residents may have as well.
ONLY plant sea oats along and within the City’s western dune-line. Do not plant any sea oats east of the primary dune-line! It is advised you bring water, snacks and wear sunscreen and/or a hat/sunglasses. If there are no sea oats left to plant at any given crossover, please move north or south to the next crossover until you find more trays.
Since 2005 the City has planted over 160,000 sea oats. Hope to see you there!