The February meeting focused on our beach front. Steve Mercer of Coastal Transplants gave a fascinating talk on the techniques he is using to protect and build the dunes on Holden Beach. He plants a combination of Sea Oats, Bitter Panicum and American Beach Grass. Each plant has a purpose and they work together to hold sand in place and trap sand when it blows. Spartina, Seashore Elder and Sea Rocket are also common along our beach and lend a hand in building and stabilizing our dunes.
Hostesses Dolly Mitchell (Chairman), Sandy Miller, Marlene Hahn, Ros Stokes and Carol Lehr provided a beautiful assortment of snacks with a Valentine’s Day theme.