The Mangrove Action Group


The Mangrove Action Group is dedicated to the protection of the Mangrove Ecosystem in Pelican Bay, Collier County, Florida.

The Mangrove Action Group (MAG) was formed by a group of Pelican Bay residents who were concerned about large areas of stressed and dying mangroves. Many of these areas were located near the north end of the 600-acre Pelican Bay mangrove forest. On January 24th, 1996 MAG registered as a non-profit Florida corporation. It has a “Not-for-profit” 501-c-3 designation from the Internal Revenue Service. Donations made to MAG are tax-deductible.

MAG Has Three Main Objectives

1. Visually monitoring the health of Pelican Bay mangroves and alerting the appropriate officials as to new problems.

2. The study current and new ideas for promoting the mangrove health.
3. The education of Pelican Bay residents and the broader Collier County public as to the importance of mangroves and problems facing


   While there are more than 50 species of mangroves worldwide, we have three in Florida:

     Red Mangrove, Rhizophora mangle

Black Mangrove, Avicennia germinans

White mangrove, Laguncularia racemosa


  Mangroves provide numerous benefits to our environment.  Here are a few:

Habitat: prop roots of red mangroves host fish and invertebrates and  birds use the canopy for nesting.

  Currently MAG has been expanding its stewardship to include the "whole" of the Pelican Bay ecosystem.

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Click here for a printable membership application

Date of Last change 11-8-09