Volunteers plant sea grasses during spring break

Spring Break 2016 isn’t all about the sand and the surf. The sand dunes are part of the enticement, at least for some volunteers.

They are spending spring break planting 6,000 native species plants, sea oats and sea grasses, like bitter panicum, to establish a foundation for a healthy dune system on South Padre Island.

The planting group was largely made up of 40 students from Beach Reach South Padre, city staff and a large number of visiting families with young children.

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