Volunteer Opportunity: Beach Grass Planting

beachgrassA Division of Watershed Stewardship Volunteer Project
Saturday, March 23       9am – noon

Location: Delaware Beaches
*Volunteers especially needed in South Bethany

Project Description: Sand dunes provide protection against damaging coastal storms by absorbing wave energy and replenishing sand to eroded beaches during storm events. Without sand dunes, storm waves rush inland and flood properties. Beach grass helps build and stabilize dunes as the blades of grass help trap wind-blown sand. To promote new dune growth and help protect inland properties from flood waters, volunteers have been helping to plant more than 5 million stems of Cape American beach grass since 1990 along Delaware’s ocean and bay beaches. Volunteers sign-ups for the 2013 beach grass planting have been great, but we are still looking for volunteers to assist at South Bethany. Please consider spending a day at the beach and join us as we replenish beach grass along Delaware’s important dunes!

Contact: Register as a volunteer on the Beach Grass Planting website. For more information, contact Jennifer Luoma at Jennifer.luoma@state.de.us or 302-739-9921.

Pinewood Derby Concessions Volunteers Needed

Troop 2’s annual fundraiser, outside of popcorn sales, is selling food at the Cub Scout’s Pinewood Derby.  This year’s Derby is on March 2. We need donations of items to sell AND volunteers to work the concession booth.

Sign up online 24/7. You do not need to make an account to use the signup website, but you will need the access code that Mr. Newcomer sent in an email.

Donate concession food/drinks/supplies . . . Sign up for a concessions sales shift

Helping in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, CT

If you are moved to reach out to the children and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary and to the broader Newtown, CT community, please read the following excerpt from the National PTA.

National PTA and the Connecticut PTSA pledge our unwavering support to the Newtown community. In the past few days, we have met with PTA leaders of all of the schools in Newtown, including the Sandy Hook PTA, and community leaders who have requested our help in supporting the families. For those of us who are looking to be of assistance in the aftermath, we share the following projects in need of your support:

Welcome Students to a Winter Wonderland

When school resumes for Sandy Hook, it will be in a new building. Parent-volunteers are working to ensure that the students are welcomed back by a winter wonderland with the entire school decorated with as many unique snowflakes as possible. We encourage senders to be as creative as possible, remembering that no two snowflakes are alike. Please make and send snowflakes by January 12, 2013 to:

Connecticut PTSA
60 Connolly Parkway
Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden, CT 06514

Donating and Organizing Fundraisers for Sandy Hook Elementary School

Donations will be accepted indefinitely to the Connecticut PTSA “Sandy Hook Fund” to provide ongoing support to the community. Please send checks to the Connecticut PTSA address listed at the end of this email. Group fundraising projects may include walk-a-thons, spirits days, pajama days, etc., which may be scheduled at your convenience.

For student-run coin drives, please submit all donations by February 14, 2012.

The Newtown community has requested only monetary donations at this time. For service or product donation inquiries, please contact newtownboe@gmail.com. To contact Sandy Hook PTA, please email sandyhook@ctpta.org.