Archive | October, 2017

October 28: marram grass planting

19 Oct


Come out to RBD for the last community stewardship workday of the year! If you’re familiar with the dune ecosystem, you know all about the importance of marram grass as a stabilizing species — on Saturday October 28th we’ll plant a small, weedy area near the parking lot with this native plant! We’ll be there at the usual time 10am-12pm to do some planting and take a nature walk through big bluestem, switchgrass, canada wild rye, and little bluestem, turning the dunes into a vibrant sea of grasses.

Join us Saturday October 28 from 10am-12pm!  Remember to prepare for the weather and terrain: it could be cool and wet, or sunny and warm! Sturdy shoes, long pants, bug repellent, and water are recommended. Tools, equipment, and snacks will be provided.

Please RSVP for the workday here. Questions? Contact co-stewards Alison Anastasio ( or Jen Raber (

Want to support the Rainbow Beach Park community and learn about all kinds of events and programs in the Park? Join the Rainbow Beach Park Advisory Council, attend a meeting on the 4th Monday of the month at 6:30, and certainly visit their Facebook page to learn more.

**Mark your calendars**
See you next time in March 2018!



Rainbow Beach Park runs parallel to South Shore Drive from 75th-79th Streets.

  • By foot, walk east from South Shore Dr. on 77th St.
  • By car, you can only access the park at the southern end, from Hwy 41 at Farragut.
  • From the north/west, follow Hwy 41 east as it splits from South Shore Drive at 79th St. Turn left into the park at Farragut.
  • From the south, follow Hwy 41 north and turn right on Farragut, just before the intersection of 79th/South Shore.
  • Once in the park, go past the stop sign and water filtration plant and turn right at the next opportunity, into the parking lot before the Fieldhouse.
  • Go to the far right corner of the parking lot farthest from the field house at the entrance to the Nature Area. Meet at the banner!
  • Find directions and a map here.
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