The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve initiated this living shoreline project in 2003 to stabilize the shoreline, reduce erosion, and restore salt marsh on Apalachicola Bay.
Limerock/dolomite and concrete rubble were constructed into a 500x6 ft breakwater 10 ft waterward of the mean high water line. Approximately 500x10 ft of salt marsh (Spartina alterniflora) habitat was planted just landward of the breakwater, and a 500x45 ft upland buffer was established landward of the salt marsh.
Primary coordination and funding for this project was through the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve.
- Kim Wren, Stewardship Coordinator
- (850) 670-7720