Last Wednesday, April 5, Group for the East End and 76 volunteers planted 5,000 plugs of beach grass to help repair a damaged dune at Sagg Main Beach in Sagaponack.
Led by the Group’s assistant director of environmental education, Anita C. Wright, parent, teacher and student volunteers came out from Southampton Intermediate School, East Hampton Surfrider Foundation, Ross School and East Hampton High School to assist with the planting.
The Group points out that its planting and habitat restoration projects help to “restore the fragile balance in our natural environment and help prevent erosion.” Many wildlife species live and breed in these areas, and plantings aim to ensure they won’t disappear along with their shrinking habitat.
The Group called the day “a great success thanks to support from First Coastal Corp and Long Island Community Foundation.”
Learn more about Group for the East End and their environmental efforts at groupfortheeastend.org.