Save the Spit… Progress to Date!
It is hard to believe that Spring has come, yet we recently watched 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!” In all, we have raised more than $200,000 for sand and beach grass in time to fortify some of its most vulnerable areas!
We are beginning 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!
Our winter work is not done and our window is closing!We still need another $50,000 to secure our investment in the dunes with beach grass and fencing, as well as dredged sand to help rebuild our beach before our permits expire. Can you please help us reach our goal with a tax-deductible donation today?
As you can see, donors are making a visible difference towards our goal of Saving the Spit (please see below)!
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.
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!