Beachgrass Planting Campaign

FOGP recently purchased 10,000 American Beachgrass plants from Cape Cod Organic Farm, to be planted in the Greenwich Point dunes that border the beach area.  Davies Peck, a local Boy Scout working toward his Eagle Scout project, organized approximately 39 hardy volunteers, including young Scouts, Eagle Scouts and their families, and individuals, to plant the grass in these unvegetated areas at the end of October.   The planting was expected to take longer to complete, but with many hands the work was completed in four hours on that beautiful chilly Saturday.

 

Beachgrass has a long root system, once established, it is expected to fortify the dunes by trapping wind-blown sands to build them, and protect them from wind and water erosion during major storms .  FoGP also planted 125 Red Cedar and Pitch Pine trees along the road side of these dunes two years ago  for wildlife habitat and dune preservation purposes.  

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