2014-04-03 / Around Town

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Pell School third graders Felicity Jackson (left) and Hope Boiani-Brassard planted dune grass plugs at the western end of Newport’s Easton Beach recently as part of the 5,000-plug planting program initiated by the City of Newport and Save The Bay in an effort to restore dune regions heavily damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The project united Pell’s third graders with restoration specialists and educators from Save The Bay and provided the students with lessons in coastal erosion, wildlife habitat, and restoration techniques. (Photo by Jack Kelly) Pell School third graders Felicity Jackson (left) and Hope Boiani-Brassard planted dune grass plugs at the western end of Newport’s Easton Beach recently as part of the 5,000-plug planting program initiated by the City of Newport and Save The Bay in an effort to restore dune regions heavily damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The project united Pell’s third graders with restoration specialists and educators from Save The Bay and provided the students with lessons in coastal erosion, wildlife habitat, and restoration techniques. (Photo by Jack Kelly)

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