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Oyster Bay asks help with Tobay Beach dunes

Singleton's Seafood Shack is located near Tobay Beach

Singleton's Seafood Shack is located near Tobay Beach in Massapequa, New York. (6/21/2009) Credit: Photo by Yana Paskova

The Town of Oyster Bay is inviting resident to join in on the 23rd annual Dune Stabilization Project at Tobay Beach at 10 a.m.  March 19.

Last year, the event broke a record, when about 1,400 people showed up and planted 220,000 stalks of dune grass, which helps protect both waterfront property and natural habitats.

“Part of the project’s popularity is that people can actually see the results of their efforts . . .  the dune grass they plant is directly responsible for preserving the dunes and beach they enjoy during the summer,” Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto said in a news release.

Volunteers will again be providd refreshments, including coffee, hot chocolate, clam chowder and doughnuts. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact the town Department of Environmental Resources at 516-677-5748.

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