Beach Grass Planting Prep
Friday, March 26, 2021
9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Please note: This event has already taken place. Please use the Search options on the right to find upcoming events.
Join the NYC Parks Stewardship team and staff at the Greenbelt Native Plant Center while we process beach grass for the upcoming spring season!
This project involves the preparation of Ammophila, a grass that is crucial for storm mitigation, before it can be planted in coastal dunes. Before these grasses are ready to be planted in sand dunes, they must be processed and packaged in a way to ensure their viability. This process involves removing outer brown sheaths (layers) of old growth to expose the green live portion of the plants, as well as removing excess roots and rhizomes.
Volunteers should dress in clothes that can get dirty, close-toed shoes, and warm layers. Facemasks are required! Please note this event will occur inside of a greenhouse with room for social distancing.