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Pick Up Free Dune Grass in Beach Haven | The SandPaper

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Pick Up Free Dune Grass in Beach Haven | The SandPaper
Pick Up Free Dune Grass in Beach Haven | The SandPaper

(File Photo by Jack Reynolds)

Free dune grass bundles are now available to Beach Haven residents through the Ocean County Planning Department.

Chris Carson, public works superintendent, said the borough has received 221 bundles totaling 22,100 plantings. They will be available for pickup at the public works building at 300 Amber St. (behind borough hall), which is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents should call the office at 609-492-2525 before picking them up. Delivery service to homes is also available.

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.

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 Carson. “We encourage homeowners to take advantage of this free service.”  —E.E.