February 26, 2017

Spring Lake Dune Grass Planting and Beach Sweep!

Come join Surfrider Foundation: Jersey Shore Chapter as we plant dune grass and keep the beaches of Spring Lake clean!

Since the fall of 2013, the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the Jersey Shore Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation has made it a priority to aid in repairing the coastal dune structures on New Jersey’s coast. The purpose of these dune grass planting events is to use ecologically sound tactics to protect coastal towns from future storms. Once the dune systems mature, the plants themselves and their extensive root systems trap and hold sand creating a natural barrier to major storms and flood. They also create natural habitat for many species of wild and native flora and fauna, adding to the beautiful landscape for which the Jersey Shore is known!

Meet us at the South End Beach:
410 Ocean Ave, Spring Lake, NJ 07762

Mar 25 2017 – 10:00 AM – 01:00 PM

Surfrider Foundation historic metrics:

– 25,000 people participant in Surfrider Foundation Beach Clean ups annually.
– Contribute over $1.1M of in kind time annually to keep beaches clean.
– Collect and remove 100,000 pounds of trash and recycled materials annually.
– Over a 5-year period Surfrider has conducted over 5,000 beach-clean ups.
– Over a 5-year period Surfrider has collected and removed 500,000 pounds of trash.
– Over a 5-year period Surfrider volunteers have contributed over $4.8 Million dollars of in-kind time to cleaning local beaches.

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