How (And Why) to Build a Dune

In one Jersey Shore community, the sand stood up to Sandy.

Temporary dunes were built to protect homes in Ortley Beach, New Jersey after Superstorm Sandy.

Image of the 125 Anniversary logo A dune in the right place at the right time is a very powerful thing. More than just hills of sand, dunes can be a beach town's first line of defense against storms and erosion. That's why some coastal communities are encouraging their growth.