I’m really surprised when I see parents allowing their kids to sleigh down the dunes & trample all over the beach grass. Don’t they realize they’re making it worse for not only our wildlife, but our protection as well? This is a really serious issue, as one reader tells me:
“When I was a kid my parents taught me the importance of dune grass, how it captures sediment, stabilizes, and grows the dune. I was always told to keep out of the dunes because of how sensitive the grass was.
Seriously folks, stay off the dunes. Not to sound like a grumpy old man, but please teach your kids to respect the dunes. Lead by example. Besides, this is Long Beach where all sleighing should be done down the beach boardwalk ramps.