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DEQ plans to restore damaged sand dunes in Grand Haven
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GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is planning to restore damaged sand dunes in Grand Haven.

In May, the DEQ said people bulldozed the dunes to make their own beaches. "They're coming in with bulldozers and flattening out that new line of dunes so they've got a straight shot down to their beach and a nice, wide-open space," said Jan Beukema, a concerned neighbor.

WZZM 13 first heard about the issue from another neighbor who asked to remain anonymous. Both were concerned that destroying protected sand dunes violates state law. At that time, the DEQ told us that possible penalties for destroying protected sand dunes range from a warning up to a $5,000 fine.

A DEQ spokesman says some of the restoration should be happening later this fall.

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