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Written by Beach treasures and treasure beaches   
Monday, 10 September 2012

Protecting Our Coastal Sand Dunes the Easy Way

Coastal sand dune protection is serious business, and itís no wonder why. Beaches and coastal dunes are essential components of the ever changing environment in which sand is continually exchanged and rearranged. Coastal sand dunes are areas of considerable biological diversity, and, according to the Texas General Land Office, ďAs a resilient natural barrier to the destructive forces of wind and waves, sand dunes are the least expensive and most efficient defense against storm-surge flooding and beach erosion. Dunes absorb the impact of storm surge and high waves, preventing or delaying intrusion of waters into inland areas. Dunes hold sand that replaces eroded beaches after storms and buffer windblown sand and salt spray.Ē

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Are you interested in the coastal sand dune environment? The State of Texas has a wonderful resource, jam-packed with information on the preservation and restoration of coastal sand dunes. You can download the free educational handbook here: The Dune Protection and Improvement Manual.

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