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Topic(s):

Living Shorelines , Sea Level Rise , Wetland Protection

Priority Issue(s):

Community Resilience

Host Partner(s):

Apalachicola Reserve

Location:

 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint FL 32328

Date/Time:

calendar icon5/9/2017

Price:

$0.00

Max Applicants:

20

Living Shorelines

Tuesday,May 9th, 2017, 2:00-4:00 pm

Coastal erosion is a natural process caused by currents,wave action, wind, storms and even boat wakes. The traditional methods used toharden the shoreline like seawalls and rip rap can often increase coastalerosion and remove the ability of the shoreline to carry out natural processes.The Apalachicola National Estuarine ResearchReserve (ANERR) will host a workshop on Living Shorelines on Tuesday, May 9th,2017, 2:00-4:00 pm. The workshop willdiscuss living shorelines vs. harden shorelines, how to evaluate a shoreline byconsidering the physical factors such as wave energy, prevailing wind and wavedirection, vegetation, and soil type, and present living shoreline methods,materials, permitting, and share success stories of local living shorelines. Wewill also look at types of plants to plant and visit a local living shoreline. The lecture is free, registration is suggested.For more information, please contact Anita Grove at 850-670-7708or Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us