Restore the Dunes!

Saturday, November 17, 2018
Beaches and Dunes (PROMO)
Want to spend a day on the sand dunes helping your local wildlife refuge?

Volunteers Needed!!


Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge is looking for volunteers to help us plant native grasses in the refuge dunes. Earlier this year, refuge staff and volunteers removed an invasive plant, Asiatic sand sedge, from sections of the dune system. This plant has a shallow root system that does not hold sand in place well. In contrast, native dune grasses have deep roots that effectively hold sand in place.

With the invasive plant removed it is time to plant our native grasses to keep the dunes stable and productive. We hope you will join us on Saturday, November 17 from 9:00am-1:00pm. Please contact Refuge Biologist, Lauren Mowbray at to sign up for this event.

Groups are also welcome! Give us a call to sign up today.

Contact Lauren Mowbray at for more details and to sign up.