Good Harbor Beach was slammed hard again by yesterday’s April storm. The high tide was hitting the edge of the dune, with more water surging through the openings in the dunes, dumping sand several feet deep ten feet down the boardwalks.
Half the newly installed Piping Plover signs were were buried in the sand, as well as the ropes.
The DPW was on the scene digging out the snack bar boardwalk, beach entrance #2.
Fresh dog and owner tracks on the dune side of the fence. Why?? Our beaches are in trouble folks. Please keep off the dunes.
With so many dogs and people trampling the Piping Plovers nesting area over the weekend, followed by the fierce storm and historic high tides, I wonder if the PiPl will even return to the nesting areas. A total of five had been here since April 3rd (what appear to be two nesting pairs and one bachelor) but I could only find one lone male this morning.
May I use a couple of your photos of the damage to dunes at Good Harbor Beach in the spring of 2018? They will be in my PPT presentation for TownGreene webinar #2 on 11/30/22 to help with the discussion of dune restoration, which will be recorded. I will give you credit and have a link to https://kimsmithdesigns.com. I am the executive director of the nonprofit, Salem Sound Coastwatch. Thank you. Barbara Warren – 978.741.7900