Preservation in progress…

The entire mile long beach of Lauderdale by the Sea has plantings of Sea Oats (Uniola paniculata) among other dune natives. Volunteers have worked hard the past number of years to green the beach as one of several strategies to slow beach erosion and flooding. Sea Oats, like other native grasses grow roots up to forty feet deep; similar in personality to the Big Blue Stem grass on the Midwest prairies ensuring stability of the earth as well as durabilty of the plant. Read more here. Copyright 2023 Pamela Breitberg
What appears to be a vast sea of Sea Oats is actually a band only about eight feet deep. However it has matured from individual plantings of small plants a few short years ago to a young seaside prairie. Copyright 2022 Pamela Breitberg
Sands drift towards the Sea Oats, blown from the water inland and get caught by the Sea Oats. Over time a dune will form. Copyright 2023 Pamela Breitberg


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