Tuesday, May 20, 2008

School Kids Plant Vegetation on Sunny Beach Dunes

Weis Middle School Children were in Sunny Beach on Tuesday May 20th. They were planting Bitter Panicum along the dunes.

They have been here before. About 3 years ago their science teacher chose our beach with another group and planted the same type of vegetation.

As you can see they were very successful and beach dunes benefited.
This time Jay Smith, the science teacher, has a new tool he calls Super Soil. It sucks moisture towards the plant roots and keeps it there.
As these plants grow they trap blowing sand and help build the dunes naturally, so that when we do have a storm event it adds the natural defense of a better dune line.

This last photo is a part of our dune line that the kids are planting now. As you can see from the previous photos, the plantings make a giant difference. Everything that each of us does to improve our environment contributes to the overall well being of everything and everyone around us.

Thank You, to all the young people that contributed to this project, from the Sunny Beach Neighbors. We appreciate your hard work and dedication to helping the beach.

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