Dune grass planters today will be treated to a bonfire and s’mores on the beach in Island Beach State Park.
The Friends of Island Beach State Park organization is calling on volunteers to help plant from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
They’re asking helpers to dress for the weather and meet at Ocean Bathing Area #1. Arriving with a shovel is a plus. The organization will supply refreshments.
Hundreds of volunteers planted 40,000 American Beachgrass plants in the state park during the spring. As the grass grows, roots form the core of a dune’s stability, and the blades above the surface trap additional sand and allow the dune to grow higher.