Treasure Island aims to plant 1,000 sea oats to reduce beach erosion during severe storms

With hurricane season coming up, Treasure Island is again working to protect the coastline – by planting sea oats.

The native plants can help reduce beach erosion from high winds and storm surges, while also making the shoreline more resilient to storms.

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The city is hosting its annual sea oat planting volunteer day on Saturday, April 29, at 8 a.m. near Treasure Island Beach Resort. The community sustainability project will include planting 1,000 sea oats.

Supplies will be provided. Volunteers are encouraged to bring a water bottle, sun protection, closed-toe shoes, and gloves.