Virtual Living Shoreline Open House
July 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Are you experiencing shoreline erosion?
Living Shorelines are innovative techniques that protect soundside shorelines from erosion, while simultaneously preserving natural ecosystems. During the Virtual Open House, local professionals and contractors will be on hand to share information and answer questions on how you can build a living shoreline on your property.
Shoreline change and erosion are continuous processes, driven by currents, waves, wind, storms, sea levels and human influences. Bulkheads and riprap are “hardened” structures commonly installed along soundside shorelines to try to reduce erosion. Unfortunately, they often destroy natural marsh and cause increased erosion of nearby properties. If you live on the water, we have solutions to shoreline erosion that maintain the natural marsh. Called “living shorelines,” these systems create a more natural and productive shore.
Benefits of living shorelines include:
- Reduced erosion
- Maintained natural marsh
- Protected coastal habitat
- Filtered and improved water quality
- Buffered shore for changing water levels
Learn more during the Open House event. We will hear presentations from local professionals and marine contractors with experience building living shorelines. These living shoreline outreach events are supported by the N.C. Clean Water Management Trust Fund, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration/National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership
The North Carolina Coastal Federation, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in its programs or activities.