Thursday, September 14, 2006

Grass to Last

Sea grasses have an amazing ability to hold the sandy soil in place thus building dunes and preserving beaches. For eighteen months the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Alabama spent large amounts of funds to rebuild, widen and stabilize our beaches. The many months of dredging and depositing sand resulted in an award-winning restoration recognized by the American Beach and Shore Preservation Association. This organization named us one of six Top Restored Beaches in America for 2006.

Phase two, the planting of sea oats and panic grass and erecting of fencing called "snow fence", is quite remarkable. Now from any vantage point, up and down the Alabama Gulf Coast, as far as the eye can see the new growth is taking hold, hunkering down and accomplishing the goals. The whole process is a special wonder to behold. I've watched the newly planted sea oats sprout, flounder a little when we had too little rain, and now begin to flourish. I can't wait to see the next step as the dunes begin to form and grow.

For a first-hand look at this incredible new growth of sea grass designed to make the beach last, simply search our website to find a bargain-priced vacation rental property and head to the coast. You'll love what you see at our award-winning beach.

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