Sand Dune Restoration

Sand dunes are essential to protecting coastal homes from storm damage. These natural barriers are the first line of defense back-hoe-on-beachagainst hightides and waves. When strong storms or hurricanes damage sand dunes, OEC can provide permitting services for installation of sand fences, importing clean sand, and dune planting.

Along with protecting coastal properties, sand dunes provide unique vegetation and wildlife habitat. Sea oats are the key to building and anchoring the sanddamaged-dune dunes by using their roots to trap wind-blown sand. Animals that depend on sand dunes include coach-whip snakes, nesting sea turtles, burrow dwelling beach mice, and ghost crabs.