Living Shorelines

Living Shorelines in Context: Living shorelines are the result of applying erosion control measures that include a suite of techniques which can be used to minimize coastal erosion and maintain coastal process. Living Shorelines can be very effective and can be implemented on virtually any shoreline property.

Living Shoreline Defined: Living shorelines incorporate as many natural elements as possible which create buffers against shoreline erosion

Living Shorelines in excavation: Structural and organic materials commonly used in the construction of living shorelines include sand, wetland plants, sand fill, oyster reefs, submerged aquatic vegetation, stones and coir fiber logs. Use of heavy excavating machinery is necessary for the success of a project that includes a living shoreline. Excavators must be experienced and knowledgeable when producing a living shoreline.

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