Senator Boyle Sponsored Beach Grass Planting and Cleanup At Robert Moses State Park
Volunteers Join in Beach Restoration and Cleanup Efforts
Babylon, New York – Senator Phil Boyle on Saturday, May 4th sponsored a beach grass planting event at Robert Moses State Park. Nearly 50 local volunteers participated in the effort to restore some of the damage left behind after Superstorm Sandy.
“Superstorm Sandy left behind a devastating impact on our local beaches,” said Senator Boyle. “As the summer nears, it is important that we take proactive steps to repair our beaches and protect our environment and way of life.”
Volunteers planted beach bayberry and beach plum plants that will help stabilize and rebuild some of the sand dunes destroyed from Superstorm Sandy. In turn, the restored sand dunes will help provide a natural protection from future coastal storms. Volunteers also built fences and helped clean up debris on the beach.
“We had a great turn-out of volunteers at this event, said Senator Boyle. “It was a true testament to the resilience of Long Islanders and the sense of community we maintain as we continue to help rebuild what was lost during the storm.”