CONSERVATION & preservation

DUNES IN SCHOOLS

30A Coastal Dune Wines is proud to help in local preservation and conservation efforts. That's why a portion of our proceeds from our 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon will go to the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance's Dunes in Schools educational program. 

"Dunes In Schools is CBA’s middle school environmental education program that focuses on the globally rare coastal dune lake ecosystems. In this program, students grow sea oats in classroom nurseries, while learning about the importance of the coastal dune lakes and barrier island systems of Northwest Florida. The program culminates with an April field trip, in which students take a direct role in the coastal restoration by planting sea oats to restore dune habitat."

-- Alison McDowell,
Director of Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance

For more information about the program and the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, please visit their website: www.basinalliance.org


And be sure to check out this film & Book:

Coastal Dune Lakes: Jewels of Florida's Emerald Coast

“Coastal Dune Lakes: Jewels of Florida’s Emerald Coast” is a feature-length documentary that paints a picture of northwest Florida’s highly unique ecosystem. These lakes are home to a diverse group of endangered species—such as the loggerhead sea turtle, the snowy plover, and the Choctawhatchee beach mouse. Offering locals and visitors a peaceful haven, the lakes have generated an increase in human activity, resulting in positive and negative effects. Emmy award-winning cinematographer Elam Stoltzfus takes you on a sweeping journey from Australia to the United States and shows how these lakes are fragile, unique, and instrumental to the local economy. 


The film is currently airing on Public Television throughout the U.S. With a silver and three bronze Telly awards to its credit and three Suncoast Emmy Award nominations, Mr. Stoltzfus has previously screened the film in several other film festivals including the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, the Orlando Film Festival, and the Apalachicola Riverfront Film Festival.