Locals and Legends 2018-06-14T06:20:27+00:00

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Belmar to Grow Beachscape with ‘Butterfly-Friendly’ Dune Planting at Third Avenue Beach

Reprinted with permission from Cathy Goetz, TapInto.net ~ As a fledgling dune planting flourishes near Belmar’s 12th Avenue beach playground, another patch of greenery is planned for the Third Avenue beach. In addition to the dune grass, native plants and other suitable foliage that will fill this new 1,500-square-foot area, “pollinators” will be part of the mix, according to Belmar Councilman Thomas Brennan, liaison to the Environmental Commission. “We will be introducing milkweed and other pollinators into this pilot planting to attract butterflies (to the beachfront),” he said at the governing’s body August 7 meeting when the new planting was approved. Pollen-rich plants are important in supporting the migration patterns of monarch butterflies, whose numbers have been declining during the past

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