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Prof. Bret Bennington on Tobay Beach Dunes


Dr. Bret Bennington, chair of the Department of Geology, Environmental and Sustainability, is quoted in a Newsday article (MASSAPEQUA – Volunteers to drive grass-planting effort) about the Oyster Bay community coming together next weekend to plant sand dune grass at Tobay Beach, which was badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Dr. Bennington explains that vegetation is critical in protecting the dunes. “The roots of the grass help hold the dunes together, and the blades stop sand from blowing away and allow it to build up.”

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