Help plant dune grass this Saturday in Seaside Park

    A Seaside Park dune in June 2015. (Photo: Justin Auciello/for NewsWorks)

    A Seaside Park dune in June 2015. (Photo: Justin Auciello/for NewsWorks)

    Seaside Park is seeking volunteers to plant dune grass this Saturday. 

    According to a release from the Borough’s Department of Public Works, the planting will occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. 

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    Volunteers can help at the following beaches: H to I streets, 1st to 2nd avenues, 6th Avenue, and 9th to 14th avenues. Access will be from the beach side, not the boardwalk, for most of the locations. 

    The borough provides the following information:

    Areas to be planted that are void of grass will be marked with orange cones.
    Please bring your own tools to plant! Curb pins, crow bars, short pointed broom sticks work best.
    DPW employees (wearing yellow safety vests) will be on site for instruction, guidance or any questions you may have. Enter the dunes only at areas designated areas designated by DPW employees. 
    Please do not damage the fence in any way. DO NOT STEP ON OR TRAMPLE ANY PLANTS.
    We are planting areas with existing sensitive vegetation.
    Parents, chaperones, & volunteer group leaders – please keep an eye on your kids.

    Dune grasses protect communities by holding dunes together with a web-like root system. 

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