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Pinellas County: Participating Schools

Shorecrest Preparatory School 
in Pinellas County is dedicated to working with the Reclamation Project to promote education of the importance of native trees and mangroves and to influence change in their communities. 

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Shorecrest Preparatory School
5101 1st St NE
St.Petersburg, Florida  33703

Right: The Reclamation Project's urban reforestation component was launched at Shorecrest Prep School in St. Petersburg, FL on January 27th, 2009 at 10 am. The school grounds were reclaimed for nature as third and fourth graders plant an adult size Red Cedar (native) tree and large green project flag.  NFL representative Jack Groh and Native Plant Society officers joined artist Xavier Cortada in distributing 60 project stick flags and native tree saplings to fourth graders, who planted them in their front yards reclaiming them for nature.  Students will encourage their neighbors to do the same.  In the coming weeks another 240 native saplings and flags will be distributed to Shorecrest Prep students.

The trees distributed to students will be part of the NFL sanctioned planting to address climate change in the Super Bowl host community will be monitored by the NFL Environmental Program. 

 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