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Volunteers Needed!
Each year, the City of Cape Canaveral plants sea oats along its dunes to protect our shoreline from the destructive forces of erosion, and we need your help planting 20,000 sea oats! This is the most amount of sea oats ever planted in one event by the City!

Starting location will at Cherie Down Park!
8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (or until they are all planted)

The City will provide all the necessary planting supplies for volunteers.
There is no cost to participate in helping us keep our beaches beautiful and strong!

What to Bring
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Your own trowel for digging (if you have)
  • Water
  • Your whole family!
Please remember: No dogs allowed on the beach. 

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!

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