The town of Hull is cancelling its annual spring beach grass planting event on Saturday, March 21. No make-up date is planned.
In keeping with advice and direction from public health officials, Gov. Charlie Baker, and national leaders, the town is taking proactive and preventive measures to keep our community safe. Cancelling the annual beach grass planting event is part of our effort to implement best practices that facilitate recommended social distancing measures.
If you wish to plant beach grass on the primary dune, the town will provide beach grass, but individual planters are urged to practice social distancing measures for their safety and that of others.
Beach grass (and planting instructions) will be available for interested individuals beginning Saturday, March 21, at 8 a.m. at the Department of Public Works, located at 9 Nantasket Ave. Beach grass will be available for planting until March 31. A limited number of planting tools will be available for individuals to borrow. If you do sign out a planting tool, please return it to the DPW before 4 p.m. on Saturday or during the department’s regular business hours when you are done planting.
If you wish to have beach grass delivered to an area along Beach Avenue or your residence, contact firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or leave a message with Hull’s Conservation Department at 781-925-8102. No planting should occur after March 31.
Every spring since 2006, many dedicated volunteers have stabilized Hull’s sand dunes by planting nearly a half-million stems of American beach grass along the primary dune of Nantasket Beach. The efforts of those volunteers, who are the backbone of Nantasket Beach’s dune stabilization, are greatly appreciated.