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Widow’s Hole Restoration Continues … Beach Grass!

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May 16, 2019

Many hands make quick work! Thank you to the 20 enthusiastic volunteers who helped us create a “Living Shoreline” at our Widow’s Hole Preserve in Greenport.

Together with our partners at Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program and the Peconic Estuary Program – between 2,500 and 3,000 beach grass plugs were planted in late April.

“By creating a natural environment at the water’s edge, we produce habitat for wildlife, stabilize our shorelines with extensive root systems, and provide opportunity for filtration of nutrients and pollution before it enters our bays,” explains PEP’s Lauren Scheer.

There are many changes happening at this special shoreline preserve.