Give your shoreline new life!
Many shorelines, especially those on residential properties, have their native plants, grasses and trees replaced with wooden bulkheads and/or rock walls. While the process is designed to prevent erosion, the artificial barrier destroys the natural habitat of birds and aquatic life, and erosion still occurs behind the wall. Additionally, hard shorelines cannot filter rainwater runoff, so pollutants and sediments can easily enter the waterway and harm aquatic life.
A “living” shoreline is one that has been restored to its natural state with native plants, grasses and trees.