Dune Restoration at Virginia Beach


(36.86436,-75.99857)
 

Cause Areas

When

Wed Oct 19, 2016 09:00 AM - Sat Oct 22, 2016 02:00 PM

Where

Naval Air Station Oceana - Dam Neck AnnexVirginia Beach, VA 23451

Volunteers plant dune grasses in order to restore shrinking dunes on a Naval Base in Virginia Beach!

About

Join the Aquarium Conservation Team to help restore valuable sand dunes! They protect land by acting as natural barriers to prevent erosion and absorb wave energy. Without this protection, soft coastline would rapidly disappear.

The National Aquarium-in partnership with the Commander Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic, and the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center-will plant native dune grasses, restoring habitat for local wildlife while protecting the shoreline.

We will begin planting at 9am each day. You do not have to attend all days to participate in the event.

Pre-registration is required for this event. Volunteers must be at least 10 years old. All volunteers under 18 years old will need to be supervised by an adult. *Due to security restrictions of working on a naval base, personal information will be required as part of the registration process.* Volunteers must register AND provide the necessary security information before 4:00pm on October 10th, 2016.

Skills

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 10
  • Personal information MUST be collected as part of the registration process
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