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Volunteer Dune Grass Planting Event in Ortley Beach Saturday

Ortley Beach's oceanfront, Oct. 2015. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Ortley Beach’s oceanfront, Oct. 2015. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Toms River Township’s Department of Recreation is holding a dune grass planting event this Saturday – and they need your help, officials said.

This event was held yearly prior to Superstorm Sandy and involves welcoming public volunteers to plant dune grass that the township will supply. The tradition will continue this year. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the lifeguard headquarters at 4th Avenue and the ocean, rain or shine.

“Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes,” a statement from the township said. “A shovel handle, surf fishing spike, or other implement capable of creating a hole in the sand is a useful tool for volunteers to bring.”

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