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Meadows Place Christmas Trees help rebuild Storm Ravaged Dunes

Since 1973, the Save Our Beach Association, or SOBA, gets help from hundreds of volunteers to rebuild its sand dunes—dunes which can get washed back into the Gulf on bad storm years. After the volunteers stake our trees down, the wind blown sand gets caught in the needles and begins to form a dune. SOBA then scatters Sea Oats seed which helps speed the process by catching the blowing sand to rebuild the dunes. Sea Oats are very important to natural and artificial dune stabilization but they have to have something to grow on….and that’s where our trees come in. Way to go Meadows Place! 
Thank you to all who donated a tree and thank you Santana for gathering them up and taking them down to Surfside. We appreciate it and I know SOBA members do.
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