[Post-sustainability-committee] March 24 - Dune Day at Today Beach - Town of Oyster Bay

Scott Carlin Scott.Carlin at liu.edu
Mon Mar 12 11:34:30 EDT 2018

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If you love visiting TOBAY Beach and want to help ensure that the shoreline remains as beautiful as ever, you can join Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino, Councilwoman Michele Johnson and numerous volunteers at the Annual TOBAY Beach Dune Stabilization Project, scheduled for Saturday, March 24th at 10:00 a.m.  Statistics indicate that the planting of dune grass provides a natural shield that is perfect for withstanding storm surges and high winds.

Supervisor Saladino stated, “The Dune Stabilization Project brings together residents of all ages in an effort to protect and preserve our beautiful shoreline and environment by planting thousands of stalks of dune grass.  Dunes along our south shore continue to face environmentally damaging storms that have a significant impact on the beach.  This Dune Stabilization Project will help preserve our beaches and barrier island for future generations.”

“Volunteers can work alongside elected officials and crews, as well as residents from across the Town who share our interest in helping preserve TOBAY Beach, added Councilwoman Michele Johnson.  “All participants can look forward to a few hours of work and fun, and students will receive a certificate recognizing their service to our community,”

Volunteers can look forward to coffee, hot chocolate, clam chowder generously donated by the Mill Creek Tavern of Bayville, and light refreshments.  The Town of Oyster Bay thanks Shoprite of Massapequa and Frank M. Flower & Sons Oyster Company for their generous sponsorship of the project.

Residents interested in volunteering or seeking additional information, may contact the Department of Environmental Resources at (516) 677-5943

Scott Carlin, Ph.D.
Director, LIU Post Center for Sustainability
Department of Earth & Environmental Science
LIU Post
Brookville, NY 11548
516-299-3404 (work)
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