Volunteers Needed for Block Island Beach Restoration

Crescent Beach, Photo courtesy Block Island Tourism Council
Crescent Beach, Photo courtesy Block Island Tourism Council

Block Island Times: Hurricane Sandy devastated the dunes on Crescent Beach from Surf Beach to Mansion Beach [on Block Island] and a project is now underway to restore them before the 2013 tourism season.

According to the Woods Hole Grant and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension’s “Coastal Dune Protection and Restoration” guidelines, the most effective and sustainable method to restore dunes is to install snow fencing to capture sand, which rebuilds the dunes. The installation of the snow fencing is planned as a community volunteer work day for Saturday, March 30.

Read more:

Block Island Times


Share this Article On Facebook Twitter More...

Follow New England Boating:

Like New England Boating on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Receive our Daily RSS Feed.

Don’t forget to sign up for our monthly newsletter!

Each month our emailed newsletter keeps you up to speed on the top news items, videos, destinations, reviews and fishing articles on New England Boating, so you won’t miss a beat. It’s convenient, it’s free, and you can opt out at any time!