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Virginia Institute of Marine Science Living Shorelines

Design your own living shoreline!

Living Shoreline Treatments address erosion in lower energy situations by providing long-term protection, restoration or enhancement of vegetated shoreline habitats through strategic placement of plants, stone, sand fill and other structural or organic materials. Living Shoreline Treatments do not include structures that sever the natural processes and connections between uplands and aquatic areas.

Visit the Center for Coastal Resource Management for the latest information on design & build criteria, permit information, plants & vendors, demonstration sites, photos, resources and more!

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