8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (or until they are all planted)
- Your own trowel for digging (if you have)
- Your whole family!
These plants, which can be found across the southeast and gulf coasts, are extremely important to the health of beach habitats and the City’s coastal resilience. Their massive root systems that grow down into the dunes are capable of holding sand and soil in place during severe weather events like hurricanes and tropical storms, acting like rebar would in a concrete building.
The event will run from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. or until all plants have been planted. You are encouraged to wear sunscreen, bring a hat, bring your own trowel for digging, and have plenty of water to stay hydrated. Also, due to COVID-19 it is encouraged that you wear a mask when in close proximity to others and practice appropriate social distancing. Hand sanitizer will be provided onsite. Wooden dowels will also be provided for digging, but free hands will also work well!
Since 2005 the City has planted over 100,000 sea oats. Hope to see you there!