Virginia Beach Dune Restoration Planting

Date: October 16, 2019

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: 400-420 Dam Neck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23461, USA

Help the National Aquarium restore 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.

We will be planting beginning at 9:00am on the days listed below.  You are welcome to volunteer for one or multiple days:
Wednesday, October 16
Thursday, October 17
Friday, October 18
Saturday, October 19
Sunday, October 20

Preregistration is required for this event at www.aqua.org/get-involved. Due to security restrictions because we are 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 7, 2019. Participants must be at least 10 years old; volunteers under 18 must be supervised by an adult. Please contact conserve@aqua.org or 410-659-4249 for more information.

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