Creating Dunes - Planting Marram Grass plugs in the foredunes

Creating sand dunes - Planting Marram Grass plugs in the foredunes.

World Habitat Day - Creating Sand Dunes (Booking Required)

Location: North Beach Car Park, St Annes, Clifton Drive North, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 2TR
For 'World Habitat Day' we'll be erecting fences and planting Marram grass plugs in the foredunes of the Fylde Sand Dunes at North Beach, St Anne's.

Event details

Meeting point

North Beach Car Park, Clifton Drive North, St Annes, FY8 2TR

Date

Time
1:00pm - 3:00pm
A static map of World Habitat Day - Creating Sand Dunes (Booking Required)

About the event

For 'World Habitat Day' we'll be erecting fencing and planting Marram grass on the sand dunes at North Beach, St Anne's.

Porous structures such as chestnut paling fencing helps to build new dunes by slowing wind velocity and encouraging sand particles to deposit around the barrier. In this way we can trap wind-blown sand and widen the dunes towards the sea creating new dune habitat. Vegetation such as Marram grass helps to bind sand particles and anchor them in place so less is blown away from the dunes helping to create embryo dunes.

Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear, bringing a pair of thick gardening gloves and lots of enthusiasm! 

Please note: There are currently no toilets available at this location, so please use the facilities elsewhere before attending - Thank you!

Booking

Price

FREE, donations are welcome.

Additional booking information

The Booking system will become live closer to the event. Keep an eye out for updates on our social media channels!
Please book onto a time slot using the booking system below. You will be contacted with your personal arrival time closer to the event.

Suitable for

Adults, Experts, Beginners

Know before you go

Dogs

Under effective control

Mobility

Not suitable for those with limited mobility.

Wheelchair access

None

What to bring

Warm clothing and waterproofs (weather dependent!).

Please wear suitable footwear and bring thick gloves that would be suitable for gardening.

Parking information

Pay and display car park available at North Beach Car Park, Clifton Drive North, St Annes, FY8 2TR

Contact us

Amy Pennington
Contact number: 07860 954 290