2014-04-03 / Front Page

Dune Restoration Under Way



Dune restoration work is being performed at Newport’s Hazard’s Beach this spring by a partnership of volunteer organizations, Save The Bay, Hazard’s Beach Association, and the City of Newport to prevent flooding and storm wash-over of Ocean Avenue, due to the loss of a 300-foot long, 60-foot wide sand dune during Hurricane Sandy. Volunteers from Rogers High School, seniors, Nick Freeman, Jermy Blair and Jannay DeMello, rake and smooth the top of a newly- created dune, in preparation for dune grass planting. (Photo by Jack Kelly) Dune restoration work is being performed at Newport’s Hazard’s Beach this spring by a partnership of volunteer organizations, Save The Bay, Hazard’s Beach Association, and the City of Newport to prevent flooding and storm wash-over of Ocean Avenue, due to the loss of a 300-foot long, 60-foot wide sand dune during Hurricane Sandy. Volunteers from Rogers High School, seniors, Nick Freeman, Jermy Blair and Jannay DeMello, rake and smooth the top of a newly- created dune, in preparation for dune grass planting. (Photo by Jack Kelly)

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