On Tuesday, May 7, the Bethany Beach Cultural & Historical Affairs Committee will host a special presentation by Marine Science Camp, discussing the importance and protection of sand dunes. The program comes on the heels of the Town’s beach and dune replenishment less than a year ago. The event will take place in Town Hall, 214 Garfield Parkway at 7 p.m.
The presentation will explore the benefit of sand dunes and dune grass and the protection they provide to the community and our coastal ecosystem. It will examine their role as nesting habitat for coastal animal life, the function of dune fences, and the importance of keeping humans off them. The program will also cover the consequences to the ocean from improper trash disposal.
Led by Marine Scientists and Environmentalists, Marine Science Camp is an award-winning camp focused on the preservation of the marine ecosystem through active hands on learning: seining, sieving, plant & animal identification, water quality, and more. They will be featured at the Bethany Beach Poseidon Festival on May 26, and host of two camps here this summer.
Since 2005 the Bethany Beach Cultural & Historical Affairs Committee has been sponsoring cultural events during the off season. Topics of interest run the gamut from shipwrecks and treasures to music and historic tales. All programs are free and open to the public.