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Restoration:  Dune it right!

So you or your community group or town are looking to build or restore the dunes along the beaches in your area and you are looking for information to help you do a great job.  Compiled below are some questions we hear a lot from people and groups like you, along with brief answers to those questions from experts in the area and links to more resources. We hope that you find this useful as you work to rebuild or build stable, attractive dunes to protect your home or community from future storm damage.

 

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Why are dunes important?

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What permissions/ permits do I need to obtain before I do this project?

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 What do I need to do to prepare a newly bulldozed sand dune  for successful dune plantings?  

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What about sand fences, geotubes and Christmas trees? Do they work?

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What types of plants should I be planting?

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Assessing plant quality

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 When and how should I plant them?

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What not to plant

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Can you give me a list of vendors who stock native plants suited to dune plantings

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What can I do to help ensure success of my plantings? 

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Can I harvest plants from a dune Iíve planted in the past to help replant other areas?

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How might I find grants or local businesses / donors who might help fund my plantings?

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Who can I contact if I want more information?

Content for these pages was contributed by Chris Miller, Jon Miller, Michael Peek, Ray Bukowski, and Louise Wootton.  Edited by Louise Wootton.