Town Seeks Volunteers for March 30th Dune Day at TOBAY Beach

Town Seeks Volunteers for March 30th Dune Day at TOBAY Beach

If you love visiting TOBAY Beach and want to help ensure that the shoreline remains as beautiful as ever, you can join Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino, Councilman Steve Labriola and numerous volunteers at the Town’s Annual Dune Day, scheduled for Saturday, March 30th at TOBAY Beach. The event, originally scheduled for April and moved to March 30th, begins at 10 a.m. by the dunes at TOBAY.

Supervisor Saladino stated, “The Dune Stabilization Project brings together residents of all ages in an effort to protect and preserve our beautiful shoreline and environment by planting stalks of dune grass.  Dunes along our south shore continue to face environmentally damaging storms that have a significant impact on the beach.  Statistics indicate that the planting of dune grass provides a natural shield that is perfect for withstanding storm surges and high winds.”

Councilman Labriola stated, “The Dune Stabilization Project helps preserve our beach and barrier island for future generations, plus it’s a fun activity for residents of all ages. Volunteers work alongside Town officials and crews, as well as residents from across the Town who share our interest in helping preserve TOBAY Beach.”

Volunteers can look forward to coffee, hot chocolate, light refreshments and clam chowder generously donated by the Mill Creek Tavern of Bayville.  The Town of Oyster Bay thanks ShopRite of Massapequa and Frank M. Flower & Sons Oyster Company for their generous sponsorship of the project.

Residents interested in volunteering or seeking additional information, may contact the Department of Environmental Resources at (516) 677-5943.