MORE THAN 100 VOLUNTEERS HELP TO REPLENISH DUNES (Long Branch, NJ)

Surfers’ Environmental Alliance in partnership with the City of Long Branch and the Long Branch environmental commission were  happy to be part of a 100 plus volunteer event that took place on December 2nd, 2017 in Long Branch. Students from Monmouth University, Long Branch High School, Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School,  Shore Regional High School, Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School, Forrestdale School, Maple Place School, and more showed up and help plant the grass needed to form dunes on the beach.  Local interest groups showed support such as members of the Monmouth University Surf Club and The Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School Surf Team and some local surfing legends as well.  Many local community members as well as Monmouth University professor and LB Environmental Commission member Catherine Duckett were out planting.  Long Branch Mayor Adam Schneider, city council members Joy Bastelli, John Pallone, and Kate Billings attended. SEA is truly fortunate to receive such great support from the city. Stan Dzubia , Danna Kuwat and Long Branch DPW make the job easier for everyone involved.

 

The planted culms will mature and capture moving sand from wind which will result in the dunes growing over time. Sand dunes protect inland areas from coastal water intrusion. Sand dunes are able to absorb the energy from coastal storms and act as a resilient barrier against the force of waves and wind.

 

For more information on dune planting projects please visit  http://gotdunegrass.com/

 

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