Save the Spit… Progress to Date!
It is hard to believe that Spring has come, yet we are watching another 2 inches of snow settle on our newly reconstructed “Spit!” A huge thank you to all of our donors whose generosity and quick response to “Save our Spit” enabled us to raise more than $180,000 for sand in time to fortify some of the its most vulnerable areas!
We are undergoing an incredible transformation to our beautiful beach and wildlife preserve and we are excited to share with you our progress to date. Check out our amazing photos! This is the most sensitive phase of our winter reconstruction in which we begin planting beach grass which stabilizes the dunes and catches wind-blown sand from going into the Bay. The beach grass is very expensive, very fragile, and will die if trampled upon.
Please help us to ensure people STAY OFF THE DUNES! Please help us protect our investment!
BEFORE: March 3, 2015
Winter storms devastated The Spit. SPB launched its first ever Winter Appeal.
RECONSTRUCTION: March 9, 2015
SPB deployed over 5,500 cubic yards of sand!
RECONSTRUCTION: March 13, 2015
Coastal geologists at Woods Hole Group ensured that our sand was targeted to the most vulnerable areas of The Spit.
RECONSTRUCTION: March 17, 2015
Dunes were carefully sculpted to ensure maximum protection and aesthetics to blend into the natural landscape.
OUR WORK IS NOT DONE!
In addition to The Spit, we have been concerned that the extreme weather that may put this year’s channel dredging in jeopardy. We hear that freezing temperatures, ice, and wind may cause delays past the hard deadline allowed by Federal and State law. We are in close contact with the Town (which oversees dredging) and we are doing everything we can to assess and mitigate the potential impact on boating safety and navigation. Please sign up for e-updates at www.savepopponessetbay.org to stay informed!
Please SAVE THE DATE: July 10, 2015 to learn more about our future plans to ensure The Spit and Popponesset Bay are sustainable for generations to come! Save Popponesset Bay is 100% funded by donors and staffed by neighborhood volunteers. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions, feedback, or want to help!