This Saturday 3/25, volunteers are needed for helping to plant Dune Grass in Island Beach State Park.

This annual event is important because “Not only do these plants help strengthen the critical dune system, they beautify the beach and bring together volunteers for a good cause.” according to Mark Texel, Director of the DEP’s Division of Parks and Forestry.

You can join volunteers from AmeriCorps New Jersey, Friends of Island Beach State Park and the Barnegat Bay Partnership at 9:30 a.m. at Ocean Bathing Area 1 for the planting of 30,000 American Beachgrass plants.

Jen Clayton, park manager at Island Beach State Park says “Dune grasses are vital to protecting the island because they hold the dunes together with their web-like root systems.”

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