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June 23, 2008

Green Your Beach Day: Ditch the Dunes

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It's official: Summer is here. For those lucky enough to live near a lake, bay, or ocean, that means beach time! With just a tip or two a day, you'll be ready to make sun-filled hours at the shore a little better for the planet by next weekend. Here's a simple one to get us started:

Ditch the dunes. Traipsing over sand dunes can contribute to erosion, so use boardwalks and trails instead. While sand may seem to be an unlimited resource, a study from the California boating and waterways department shows development now blocks much of the sand that would otherwise replenish beaches.

Have you noticed changes at a favorite beach over the years? Share your stories and observations here.

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