The Brigantine Green Team will hold a native beach plum planting event and is looking for volunteers to help plant 100 beach plum seedlings 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9.
This is the eighth round of beach plum planting on the dunes. Green Team members have been instrumental in implementing and promoting the re-establishment of this indigenous East Coast super plant.
As with previous rounds of planting, Alma George from Jalma Farms in Cape May County donated the seedlings and her time and planting expertise. The plan is to continue this dune restoration each spring and fall until we have built up the dunes and re-established the trees. We have planted 700 plants, and the average survival rate is about 70 percent.
The Green Team and volunteers will meet on the beach at Bay Court. Street parking is on Lagoon Road. Volunteers will receive information about beach plum seedlings and planting instructions. Volunteers are advised to wear appropriate clothing and footwear, and to bring gloves and a shovel if you have one. We have a few extra shovels. Our target area will be the vicinity of Bay Court.
The planting rain date is Dec. 10.
To get to Bay Court, turn onto Harbor Beach Boulevard from Brigantine Avenue. Proceed to the first right-hand turn, Lagoon Road. Stay on Lagoon for 1 mile until the road ends at Ocean Drive and turn left. Proceed to the first street entrance on the right. If you prefer to use your GPS, the address of the house on the corner of Bay Court is 16 Ocean Dr.