Duxbury Beach Park Dune & Beach Restoration

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Duxbury Beach Park Project

What is the project? We plan to restore Duxbury Beach at Duxbury Beach Park by adding sand to the beach and dune along 1500ft to increase the width and height of the barrier beach.  We will plant beach grass and shrubs and redo pedestrian pathways to strengthen the dune and decrease vulnerability.

Why is it important? This project will help the beach better protect Duxbury Beach Park and Blakeman’s, the saltmarsh, Duxbury Bay, and the Duxbury mainland.  The project adds sand to a sand-starved system which will travel south and help protect all of Duxbury Beach – in turn protecting parts of Kingston, Duxbury, and Plymouth and associated bays.

What is the project status? Currently, we are working with Woods Hole Group to plan and permit for large scale coastal resilience work – including beach and dune nourishment along 3.8 miles of Duxbury Beach.  This project is one piece of that work.  The proactive planning and permitting (accomplished through Coastal Zone Management (CZM) grants and DBR funds) will allow us to begin construction in Fall 2022.

How much will it cost? Total project cost is approximately $1.6 million. Total cost will be partially dependent on timing of work and additional erosion and storm damage prior.

How will we pay for it? With the community’s support, we've raised over $500,000 towards this project. DBR also secured $190,000 through a North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant.  DBR will continue to pursue additional funding through grants. Community support will help secure the required funds.

Why Support Dune & Beach Restoration? During these turbulent times, we are seeing communities come together to meet challenges.  We are asking the Duxbury Beach community to do so now.  You can help build a stronger and more resilient Duxbury Beach.   

Your support will allow DBR to continue much needed beach and dune restoration - this time at the northern end of Duxbury Beach.  Dune and beach renourishment at Duxbury Beach Park will strengthen all of the barrier beach by adding sediment to a sand-starved system.  The work will directly protect the roadway, parking lots, and Blakeman's as well as the valuable salt marsh behind it. Taking proactive steps in vulnerable areas of the beach is vital as climate change impacts increase along the coast.   

You can help drive these coastal resilience protection efforts forward by becoming a Duxbury Beach supporter.  

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS | BEACH BALL 2021

LEGACY FOUNDER
 

Anonymous                              

Becky and Jim Garrett                     

COASTAL DEFENDER

Anonymous                                   

Bayside Marine Corp.                      

Coastal Excavation Corp.                

Edie and Ted Devnew                      

COASTAL PROTECTOR

Anonymous                              

Christine and Rick Berk            

Lisa and Jono Bitting                     

Alicia and Steve Bolze                  

Martha and Charlie Clapp            

Barbara and Fred Clifford               

Nealy and Stew Clifford            

Sandy and Doug Dapprich          

Discount Drug Network

Pamela and Adam Earle 

Cheri and Dan Haas  

Christine Hamori   

 

COASTAL SUPPORTER

 

Brian Caswell and Corey Wisneski

Ann Geupel

Godden Family

Robert Hewitt and Teresa Sarno 

Island Creek Oyster

Sheila and Richard Morse 

                      

 

Marta and Ken Johnston

Rees Family 

Teak and Chuck Hewitt 

Jane and Clark Hinkley 

Marjie and Dan Sullivan

                    

 

Melanie Jacques and Christopher Seely

Kids of Maggie and Bill Kearney

Josie and Jon Marston

Nicole and Tim McCrystal

Jane and Bob Palmisano 

Pappalardo Family

Payne-Swanson Family

Rockland Trust 

Ryer Family 

Pinky and Jack Staley

Stanton Foundation

                      

Donna and Bob Pineau

Gary Powell

Richard Nestle and Beth Robinson 

Quigley Family 

Arnold Roest 

GENERATION SUPPORTER

DD Allen 

Jane T. N. Fogg

Cece and Peter Frame

Griffin Family

Josie and Fran Hanlon 

Bob Hayes 

Lori and Kris Hillstrand

Diane and Sherm Hoyt 

Jane and Frank Hyer 

MaryBeth and Lee Kennedy

Mary Ellen and Peter Lawrence

Harriet and Chuck Leonard

Lisa and Robert Loring 

The N&D Group®

Moody & Knoth, P.C.

Barbara and Peter Palfrey

Anne and Francois Poulet

FRIENDS OF

DUXBURY BEACH

Sean Andersen 

Susie and Nick Bates 

Cape Cod 5 

The Catered Affair 

Fawcett Energy 

Heidi and Tom Felago

IN-KIND SPONSORS

Anchor Press

Pam Earle

Shipyard Photography

 

Radius Wealth Management LLC Nancy Riegel 

1620 Investment Advisors 

South Shore Soethby's  

International Realty 

Wendy and Vincent Spiziri

Stewart Family Foundation Inc.

Nick and Anne Tcherepnin

Usherwood Office Technology

Cheryl and Charles Tufankjian

Cornelia and Ray Wareham

Waterfront Realty 

Noreen Wenger

Cathy and John White

George T. Wilkinson, Inc. 

Candace and Derek Wolkowicz Mariette and Doug Wooden

Kay and Chuck Foster

Juliet and Peter Garrett 

Shirley Jenkins

Frances Sykes Moyer

Cynthia and Morgan Lamarche

Katie and Matt Ray