The Beach is Calling You. Volunteers Sought for Dune Planting Project

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Newly planted grass in April, 2014. Credit: Leslie Yager

Friends of Greenwich Point need volunteers for this Saturday’s Dune Planting Event.

Do you need volunteer hours for school? They will validate your hours!

Screen Shot 2014-07-16 at 10.31.24 AM Screen Shot 2014-07-16 at 10.31.02 AMWhy is this important work? Super Storm Sandy washed away much of the dunes at Greenwich Point and took with them the entire vegetation system. In order to prevent further dune erosion the Friends of Greenwich Point, the community and the Town of Greenwich are working together to reconstruct the dunes and replant them.

Just show up on Saturday, July 19 and work from 9:00am til 1:00pm and have the satisfaction of restoring the dunes and help protect the beach in the future.

Meet at Innis Arden Cottage at Greenwich Point and wear appropriate clothing and footwear. All tools and plants will be supplied.

Screen Shot 2014-07-16 at 10.25.00 AMMake a day of it! After you get your volunteering in, head over to Sand Blast 2014, sponsored by Greenwich Arts Council and Meli Melo , in conjunction with Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation.

Sand Blast is a fun family event starting at 12:00 noon on July 19. There is no specific theme for sand sculptures and participants are encouraged to indulge their imaginations enjoying the experience of creating art in the sand. Also on Saturday is the Greenwich Point One Mile Swim. Arrive 6:30. Race starts at 7:30am.

 

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