Volunteers Add Plants to Help Preserve Beach

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Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 10:41am

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND - Yesterday, South Padre Island was one of 25 stops nationally for the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project. The orginizations sponsors surfrider foundations across the ocuntry for beach clean ups and dune restorations. The surfrider foundation and the city of South Padre Island have completed the 8th and final dune restoration of the year.

More than 70 volunteers spend most of their morning lending a helping hand. The volunteers helped plant over 10,000 of these plants called Bitter Panicum. They have a high tolerance to salt and drought. Most of the volunteers feel really good about their contribution. As a first timer, Alejandra Zamora didn't know what to expect. The City of South Padre Island  and the surfrider foundation have been partners in Enviromental Efforts for the last three years.

The Texas Genreal Land Officer has awarded the City a large grant conduct 14 plantings next year.

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