Protecting the Beach...One Plant at a Time

What happens when a group of Dominion Energy volunteers, National Aquarium staff members, and 30 high school students gather on a beach near the company’s Cove Point LNG terminal in Lusby, MD? Well, beach grass planting, of course.

Students from Huntingtown High School recently gathered with aquarium and company employees for this annual planting of beach grass, or saltmarsh cordgrass, to help slow erosion and protect the Cove Point freshwater marsh from the brackish waters of the Chesapeake Bay.

The 1,200 native grass plants were started last fall at Huntingtown until they were mature enough to be transplanted to Cove Point beach.

This marked the seventh consecutive year of the project.

planting beach grass
planting on the beach