As you enter the park and

pass the gate house on your

left you will see snow fencing

protecting a recently

restored and planted dune. 

 

Super Storm Sandy washed

away the dune and its entire

vegetation system. In order

to prevent further dune erosion

the Friends of Greenwich Point,

the community and the Town

of Greenwich worked together

to reconstruct the dune and
replant it.

 

Before the Old Fashioned Dune Grass Planting could begin the dune needed to be reconstructed. The Department of Parks and Recreation and the Department of Public Works under the leadership of Denise Savageau, worked with All Habitat Services, LLC to restore the dune, stabilizing and reshaping it with geo textile tubes. Funding for the dune reconstruction was provided by the Town of Greenwich and Friends of Greenwich Point.

 

On April 7th over 75 volunteers; Friends of Greenwich Point members, Girl Scouts, and community members gathered at the Innis Arden Cottage in the early morning to plant over 3,000 American beach grass plugs. 

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      Click through the Old  

      Fashioned Dune Planting

       photos

Dune
Restoration

 

 

Our mission is to act as an advocate for Greenwich Point. 

We are committed to responsible stewardship and public education to preserve and enhance Greenwich Point's diverse natural environments and beauty; to safe and appropriate recreation; and to the maintenance of its facilities. The Friends of Greenwich Point initiates and carries out projects related to the organization's mission, complementing the efforts and resources of the town.

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