Brooksville Sr. FFA members are using their Yearlong Living to Serve Grant to address coastal erosion due to the removal of invasive plants. Removing invasive plants is important. However, it left coastal areas bare and more susceptible to erosion. The chapter has been working with the University of Florida (UF) to research salinity tolerance in different coastal plants so that they can help restore some of the wetlands. About 500 plants and seeds have been propagated and are being cared for by the FFA members. The chapter is now working with UF to identify planting sites to continue their project.
Brookville FFA is just one chapter that is putting their “leadership into action through service”. To get inspired and see what other FFA chapters across the country are doing to create a positive impact in their community, There are many other examples on the interactive Living to Serve Map.
How can your chapter serve your community with a $3,000 Living to Serve grant? Work with your chapter to INVESTIGATE a community need, PLAN the yearlong service project, SERVE your community and EVALUATE your FFA chapters impact. If you would like help in planning your project, the Living to Serve Service Planning Guide will walk you through all four steps to create a successful project.
Applications are due June 15, 2018.