Dune Grass Planting 2014

The Turbek / Enfield Family were one of many who made the day a family outing!

The Turbek / Enfield Family were one of many who made the day a family outing!

The wet and cloudy weather didnt stop about 75 volunteers- more a gathering of friends and family of all ages, as they dug the sand and planted the new beach grass.

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It started on the east side of the new “boardwalk” and dune overpass to the inlet.

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when that was done, everyone went west from the “boardwalk”

In all, about 150,000 plants were placed, three times the amount we did last year! When they plants take full root, they fortify, almost solidify, the sand dune into a hardened barrier against storm waves, harder to wash away than just a pile of sand.

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What a great day where neighbors literally planted the future protection of our town in the newly built up dunes. Thanks To All who helped! Thank you to Town of Hempstead and Town employees who have done a great job at our beach and made it all happen!

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Not Cancelled – Today’s Event: Dune Grass Planting 4/26/14

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Update:  this event is definitely still on with the light rain expected to end soon. see you there!

 

In fact it is perfect conditions for the plants!

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Join your neighbors and fortify our dune system.

Saturday, April 26, 2014 9:00 am
at Civic Beach.

Don’t forget your trowel and gloves!

📷 Photo of the Week : 2014-03

"Underneath Revealed" taken November 14, 2013 at Civic Beach, Point Lookout, NY with iPhone5

“Underneath Revealed” taken November 14, 2013 at Civic Beach, Point Lookout, NY with iPhone5

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A great sky this night, and I also found it interesting that small jetty rocks about 100 feet from the jetty were uncovered due to a few weeks’ heavy surf. I guess we had lost quite a bit of sand here.
I really like the finger-like water splashing and rolling in on the jetty, too.

Polar Bears Ring In 2014: Video

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Dozens of residents joined together today to take part in the annual New Years Day Point Lookout Polar Bears dip.

Right in the middle of dredging Jones Inlet to the East, the beach looked quite different today than usual.

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The clock struck noon, the charge was called and the Polar Bears stormed the chilled 39 degree water.

I’m not sure the “rules” on how wet one “must” get, but most dunked completely, surfaced and ran for warm towels, cheers and the camaraderie that awaited them.

As the temperature hovered around the freezing mark, the usual 20 mph winds put the wind chill “feel” near 18 degrees.

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“This was the coldest year yet” said Chas Thompson after making the plunge.

I agree!

Is that you in the video?
Did you join in?

📷 Photo of the Week : 20131230

"One Sets, One Rises" taken November 16, 2013 at Civic Beach, Point Lookout NY with iPhone5.

“One Sets, One Rises” taken November 16, 2013 at Civic Beach, Point Lookout NY with iPhone5.

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As the sun sets on 2013, here’s a shot of the pavilion at sunset as the full moon rises.

This will be the last Monday edition of “Photo of the Week”. I thought Monday would be a nice start to the week, but it feels like everyone’s got too many emails or posts to catch up on from the weekend.
2014 will bring a few new ways of doing things and that will be the first change I make… so you may get 2 photos of the week this week!