Yesterday was the first day of spring! As the weather begins to warm up, New Jersey residents begin to get the shore ready for the warmer, busier seasons.
This year, a group of college students from NJIT spent part of their spring break volunteering to prepare some of New Jersey’s beaches for spring. The students’ efforts are part of on-going action among NJ residents to rehabilitate the shore after Hurricane Sandy.
The students planted seagrass and rebuilt fences along dunes at Island Beach State Park. They also helped rebuild storm-damaged houses in Little Ferry and in Staten Island. Additional volunteer activities will take the students to Newark and Jersey City where they will help with clean-up and landscaping projects.
According an article in the Star Ledger, students from other colleges and universities also participated in “alternative spring break” volunteer programs in New Jersey to help rebuild areas impacted by Sandy. Local businesses also continue to join in with restoration efforts.
The entire article about the students’ efforts is available here.