Fletcher High School Marine Science Club and Public Trust held a Kick-Off event for www.DuvalDunes.org, a Fletcher student-led environmental Web site. Shown are, from left Fletcher High teacher Kevin Brown; Marine Science Club members Lena Iannarone, Amy Kurtz, Alexander Blaudow, John Dion and Ryan Hoban; and John November from the Public Trust. The event promoted the Web site, raised money to buy more sea oats and generated awareness of the importance of staying off the dunes, especially while baby sea oat

Duval Dunes aims to teach importance of dune protection

Sea dunes are crucial to coastal ecosystems, creating a barrier to prevent land-based objects from entering the ocean, plus keeping coastal waters from flooding during storms. Since 2005, Fletcher High School Marine Science Club members have planted thousands of sea oats in Duval County beach communities to strengthen the beaches dune ...

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