Dune Grass Planting in Bradley Beach

 

coaster-news-200By MELISSA BEVERIDGE

Bradley Beach will host a dune grass planting in cooperation with the Jersey Shore Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation and the American Littoral Society on Saturday, March 26 at 10 a.m. The volunteer event will meet at Fifth and Ocean Avenues.

Bradley Beach Environmental Commission Chairman John Weber secured an original 5,000 dune plants from a Cape May nursery in early March and was able to secure an additional 10,000 plants from the same nursery said Mayor Gary Engelstad. The 15,000 plants are expected to cover the entire beachfront said Engelstad. Weber will be picking up the additional dune grass on Friday morning.

Volunteers are asked to wear warm clothes and bring a stick or shovel to help with the planting. The event will be rain or shine.

“We actually knock this out pretty quickly,” said Engelstad. “Your time commitment will be minimal for a great cause.”

The event will be held in conjunction with a beach cleanup in Bradley Beach to promote the Surfrider Foundation’s Rise Above Plastics Campaign.

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