Flatwoods Environmental Group, Inc. constructed a living shoreline along the shoreline of the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve's headquarters to mitigate impacts associated with the St. George Island 69kV Tapline Rebuid. An oyster breakwater was constructed and the shoreline was planted with native wetland species to bolster native plant cover and further stabilize the shoreline. The project was completed in 2012, although the marsh areas are re-planted and monitored annually by local Franklin County school groups with ANERR.
The permittee created a 0.28 acre living shoreline including a 188x3 ft oyster breakwater located 35 ft waterward of the mean high water line. The breakwater was constructed of bagged, fossilized oyster shell. Spartina alterniflora plugs were planted landward of the breakwater.
Primary coordination and funding for this project was through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Florida Coastal Office and the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. The project was implemented by Flatwoods Environmental Group, Inc.
- Kim Wren, Stewardship Coordinator
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