This photo was taken at Popham Beach State Park recently. I hadn’t been there in a few years and I was shocked at how much it has changed. I’ve been going there since I was a kid and there used to be grass covered dunes along the whole beach but they were gone. Apparently, a storm a few years ago wiped out all the dunes and left the area looking pretty desolate. Back in the day, the grassy dune areas were fenced off and you had to get to the beach by following boardwalks, it was to prevent folks from walking on the grass areas and destroying them. After all, it was the grass that held the dunes together. It took Mother Nature a matter of hours to destroy it all. As you can tell by the photo above the beach is already on it’s way to a gradual recovery , the grass is slowly making a comeback. It’ll be years before it’s back to it’s former self.