Volunteers are needed for Delaware’s 27th annual beach grass planting! Help protect our shoreline by planting Cape American beach grass on sand dunes damaged by coastal storms.
The dunes were hit hard last month so volunteers are super important this year. For the unaware, sand dunes are structures that are our first line of defense against coastal storms. They absorb wave energy and keep sand and water on the beach; when they are compromised, storm waves can rush inland where they cause flooding. These floods can be dangerous and cause substantial damage to property.
They are also essential habitat for some species of wildlife, so unless you’re a volunteer planting beach grass, kindly stay off the dunes!
Planting beach grass helps to build and stabilize dunes by trapping windblown sand. This year’s planting event will scheduled for Saturday, March 19th from 9am to noon. Volunteers can sign up by March 11th online or by email to Jennifer.Luoma@state.de.us.
Volunteers under the age of 18 are welcome but need to have a parental consent form.