Salisbury Beach sand dune replenishment project officially started earlier this week, Salisbury Beach Betterment Association (SBBA) reports.
According to a press release from the office of state Senator Diana DiZoglio, D-Methuen, $90,000 in state money was secured for the project, while the remaining $54,000 in labor costs will be picked up by Salisbury Beach Citizens for Change and the Salisbury Beach Betterment Association.
The project entails dumping sand along numerous dunes in the North End Boulevard area of the beach with an eye toward improving public ways, as well as protecting homes near the beach.
“I am truly grateful we have been able to get this project, which has been a long time coming, approved for the people of Salisbury, so many of whom were at risk of losing their homes due to sand dune erosion,” DiZoglio said in the press release.
DiZoglio also thanked Town Manager Neil Harrington, conservation agent Adriane Marchand, Salisbury Beach Citizens for Change, the Salisbury Beach Betterment Association and beach-area residents for their “tireless efforts and advocacy.”