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Thousands of new beach grass sprigs will help build Myrtle Beach's sand dunes

A contractor is planting 180,000 beach grass and sea grass sprigs along Myrtle Beach's shoreline. Using an auger, one person digs the hole. A second person then sprinkles in a little fertilizer, followed by a third who drops in the seedling and a fourth who fills in the sand around the plug. The grass is being planted next to the current sand dunes and on both sides of new sand fencing that was installed after the beach renourishment last fall. By the way, it's illegal to disturb the beach grass, sand dunes or sand fencing, so stay out of the dunes, please!