Dune Grass Plants Available in Beach Haven Starting Oct. 5

Oct 01, 2018

Beginning on Friday, Oct. 5, dune grass will be available for planting in Beach Haven. Borough residents can pick up the plants at the public works yard on Amber Street on Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Because dune grass is a cool-season plant, the best planting times are in October through early winter.

“The plantings are done along the dunes by the street ends,” said Jackie Fife, public works secretary. “We get the dune grass every year from the county.”

Dune grass is a natural method of protection for coastal communities, as the plants quickly trap migrating sand and build a natural barrier to storm waves. Once the plant material is established, it requires no watering or fertilizer.

To request delivery or to inform the Department of Public Works that you will be picking up the plants, call Fife at 609-492-2525. E.E.

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