Friday, February 27, 2009

Environmental Volunteers Plant Thousands of Beach Grasses

Scores of educators and students from across the state attending the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) Conference in Ocean City will brave cold winds next Sunday morning to plant 2,500 American beach grasses in Assateaque State Park.

The native beach grass culms, donated by the Sussex County Department of Corrections, will help stabilize and restore the fragile sand dune habitats of this treasured barrier island which further protect inland properties from the ravages of strong winds, waves and flooding during storm events.

When: Sunday, March 1, 2009
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where: Assateague State Park - Day Use Parking Lot
Participants will carpool to the planting site.

Who: Maryland Association of Outdoor and Environmental Education
members and their families;
Federal/State Agencies, non-profit Educational Organizations;
Teachers, students and environmental educators from across Maryland

The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) seeks to develop a Maryland citizenry that understands and is engaged in responsible environmental behavior and stewardship through the promotion of excellence in environmental education by training and supporting Maryland educators. The MAEOE Conference is the largest statewide conference of its kind in North America. More information is available at

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