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South Florida: About the Community

Native Flags is an urban reforestation campaign of the Reclamation Project at the Miami Science Museum. Directed by Miami artist Xavier Cortada, the campaign aims to help restore native habitats for plants and animals across Miami-Dade County. Participants will be asked to plant the sapling of a native tree and a green flag in their yard and encourage their neighbors to do the same. By doing so, residents across the county will reclaim land for native trees displaced long ago by development. You can see the campaign's work in the South Florida community by viewing the photo gallery and media pages.
This campaign would not be possible without our South Florida partners. The Reclamation Project appreciates their support in reforesting South Florida's urban tree canopy.
Want to plant native trees at your home? Learn more about the native tree nurseries and resources in your community below.

Native Trees Resources
    City of Miami
    City of Hialeah
    City of Doral
    Miami-Dade County
     2004 - 2013


    Xavier Cortada's participatory art practice is based at Florida International University.

    FIU College of Architecture + The Arts

    Xavier Cortada
    FIU College of Architecture + The Arts
    Miami Beach Urban Studios
    420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440
    Miami Beach, FL 33139

     Reclamation Project 



    Native Flags

    The Reclamation Project and Native Flags are participatory eco-art projects by FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Artist-in-Residence Xavier Cortada.  

    In South Florida, they are presented in coordination with our project partners:

    FIU Office of University Sustainabiity
    MDC Earth Ethics Institute

    Copyright 2006-2013 
    Xavier Cortada