Planting Dune Grass on LBI NJ
Long Beach Island New Jersey
Long Beach Island is a beautiful barrier island off the southern coast of New Jersey. Known for its white sandy beaches, exciting summer activities and family atmosphere, Long Beach Island (or LBI as it is known) is truly a wonderful place to call home. Unfortunately, Long Beach Island is subject to storms such as the powerful Nor’Easters that come through and hurricanes as was demonstrated by Hurricane Sandy at the end of October 2012. One of the best protections available are the system of natural and engineered dunes that line the coast of Long Beach Island. This dune system is essential to the protection of the area and one of the best ways to ensure the continued strength of the dune is through Dune Grass Planting on Long Beach Island New Jersey.
Dune Grass Planting on Long Beach Island New Jersey
Dune grass is a type of seashore grass that grows very well in a seashore environment. What makes dune grass special (and what makes it so beneficial to the dune system on LBI) is the deep system of roots. These roots go a long way in stabilizing the dune system on Long Beach Island and help to prevent natural erosion by both wind and tide.
Beach Haven has planned a Dune Grass Planting on Long Beach Island New Jersey for October 12th 2013. This town wide project aims to accomplish the following:
- Plant 150,000 blades of dune grass
- Organize the planting street by street
- Assign a “street captain” to oversee the individual planting
Dune Grass Planting on Long Beach Island New Jersey takes place whenever it is needed and is funded mainly through local donations. The town wide event is organized and staffed by volunteers and is a very fun time for all who are involved! You will find a mix of helpers including local town residents, summer renters, local boy and girl scout troops and many others who simply wish to lend a hand! If you would like more information or would like to sign up you can contact the Beach Haven Library 609-492-7081 or the Sur La Plage clothing store 609-492-4440.
Nathan Colmer | The Van Dyk Group
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