During February’s Come to the Bay conference, the VTC Environmental Institute worked with the City of Virginia Beach to provide and plant 6,000 Dune Protecting American Beach Grass plants on the oceanfront.

Those plants have taken root, growing, and are protecting sensitive beach areas. Next year we intend to double the planting!

Thanks to Lawns and Gardens Plus, ALM and many others for their sponsorship of Come to the Bay!

Check out these recent (6/15/21) photos by Michael Moore who is with the City of Virginia Beach

Here are photos of the grasses four months ago.

Lawns and Gardens Plus Employees Planting the American Beach Grass last February

Here are boxes of the plants when we received them

Ray Funkhouser getting ready to plant

Newly Planted American Beach Grass