Sea grass is Mother Nature’s glue that holds the dunes together. Beach grass roots help to build and stabilize dunes. Blades of grass then help trap windblown sand. That captured sand gradually expands the width and height of the dunes. Beach grass has thick brittle stalks that can be easily broken and killed by pedestrian, pet or vehicular traffic. Help conserve the Pines beaches by telling friends and family about the importance of beach grass and reminding them to stay off of the dunes.
200,000 (10.5 acres) new sea grasses were planted on the dune after the FIMI sand replenishment was completed. In November of 2022, 1,300 pounds of organic and natural sea kelp fertilizer was spread the entire length of the Pines. Lusher and more robust grass is expected next year.