Sea Oats Sale Fosters Beachside Dune Formation

By  //  January 24, 2013

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Limited Quantities Available

BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – Beachside residents will have an opportunity to pre-purchase sea oats for dune planting through the annual sea oats sale offered by Brevard County’s Natural Resources Management Office and Keep Brevard Beautiful, Inc.

Sea oats help build dunes along the beach as the grassy foliage and tall seed plumes trap windblown sand which builds up at the plant base and stimulates the plants to grow taller. (Shutterstock image)

Liner size sea oats are for sale in trays of 96 for $48 while supplies last.

Quantities may be limited this year, so please order early.

Orders must be paid for by Friday, Feb. 1 and will be available for pickup on Saturday, Feb. 9.

Sea oats are native to Brevard’s coastal communities and stabilize sand quickly by developing an extensive root and rhizome system that holds onto sand and slows erosion.

They also have the ability to build dunes, as the grassy foliage and tall seed plumes trap windblown sand, which builds up at the plant base and stimulates the plants to grow taller.

The dunes that are formed are an important feature of our coastal ecosystem, as they provide habitat for wildlife and protect upland property during wind and storm events.

For more information, call Paula Berntson at 321-633-2016 ext. 52431 or send an e-mail to paula.berntson@brevardcounty.us. Order forms are available online at: http://ww3.brevardcounty.us/natres/documents/2013_sea_oats_info_and_order_form.pdf.


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