Virginia Beach Dune Restoration Planting

Planting Grasses on a Dune

Join the National Aquarium Conservation Team in restoring valuable sand dunes in partnership with the Commander Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic and the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

Sand dunes act as natural barriers, protecting land by preventing erosion and absorbing wave energy. Without this protection, soft coastline would rapidly disappear. We need your help to plant native dune grasses and restore habitat for local wildlife while protecting the shoreline.

Pre-registration is required for this event. Due to security restrictions inherent in working on a naval base, personal information will be required as part of the registration process. Volunteers must register and provide all necessary security information before 4 pm on October 15, 2018. Participants must be at least 10 years old. All volunteers under 18 must be supervised by an adult.

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