Dennis has many beaches in need of renourishment. To date we have been able to meet at least a portion of these needs with the dredge materials we remove from our rivers and harbors. Others have not been so lucky, and, who knows, to truly fix some of our barrier beaches we made to seek alternative sources for sand. The following are two articles exploring the same issue. Both are discussing a recent report on sand mining and the problems being faced by Massachusetts Coastal Communities.