Suncoast Urban Reforesters (SURF)

Powerful Agents in stormwater abatement and climate stewardship high-performance microforests are powerful agents to improve the quality of our coastal waters and combat climate change.

Microforests have been planted, and many more are planned, here in the Southwest Florida Suncoast by SURF; SURF (Suncoast Urban Reforesters) is a coalition of nonprofits that includes founding members (Florida Veterans for Common Sense Fund, Inc.; Solutions to Avoid Red Tide (START); and Sarasota Bay Rotary Club) as well as an expanding network of nonprofits and allies such as Elemental Impact, Tree Foundation, Suncoast Science Center and the Stoneybrook Natural Assets Committee.

This consortium aims to establish microforests throughout the Suncoast and to establish a financing mechanism through which people can contribute toward the planting of future microforests with an understanding of how much stormwater they are diverting and carbon they are sequestering.

Copy provided by Charles Reith, Ph.D, START Board member and SURF founder.