Sea Oats: The Beauty Queen of Holden Beach

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President Gayle Todd and Second Vice President Carolyn Metrakos with Steve Mercer of Coastal Transplants.

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.

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February Hostesses Dolly Mitchell (Chairman), Sandy Miller, Marlene Hahn, Ros Stokes and Carol Lehr (not pictured)

 

 

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