Blessings DO come in small packages!

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Swansboro Rotary reminds us that blessings DO come in small packages! Many thanks to the Swansboro Rotary Club in advance for donating oyster shells from their upcoming Annual Oyster Roast being held March 16th, 2013!

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With help from our Sound to Sea Instructors, take a look at how we will be using these oyster shells at Sanders Point! (Information has been taken from our Sound to Sea Facebook Page)

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Sanders Point at Trinity Center.

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Human and natural activity has eroded away the marsh that acts as a natural barrier in front of Sanders Point. As the marsh in front of Sander’s Point eroded, the water came up higher and pulled away the soil that was holding trees in place. — at Trinity Center.

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The altar stand at Sanders Point has fallen apart as the water is able to get higher and higher. — at Trinity

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As the marsh in front of Sanders Point is lost, the high energy waves of winter time pull more sand and sediment away. The marsh is a natural barrier that slows down the waves, distributing the energy of those waves. As the waves loose speed, sand and sediment are deposited, actually building up the marsh. — atTrinity Center.

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We are planning on installing a marsh still in front of Sanders Point to help stop further erosion and eventually build the marsh up. The waves are slowed down as they hit the sill. Our sill will be made of oyster shells instead of rock. (Donated from Swansboro Rotary Club – YAY!)  We will be planting marsh grasses behind where the sill will be installed to help speed up the marsh’s restoration.

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STS Instructor Chris helps take measurements with Coastal Federation staff for the marsh sill. Boy, it’s cold out there!

Don’t forget to follow our blog to to get regular updates about Trinity Center via email and thanks for reading about us! Now, let’s go eat some oysters!

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