Living Shoreline Videos


This video shows how living shorelines help build coastal resiliency in Louisiana. In it you can find about building techniques, plants, and other details that will help you understand how living shorelines are build.

Delaware Estuary

In this video you will learn about The Delaware Estuary Living Shoreline Initiative - a pilot project designed to stabilize the shorelines of tidal marshes. The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Rutgers University and others are doing this by using intertidal shellfish, such as ribbed mussels, to form natural breakwaters. These "living shorelines" traps sediment (mud) and absorb waves that would otherwise wash away, or "erode," plants. The goal of this project is to provide an economical solution for communities near the Delaware River and Bay that are struggling to combat the erosion of valuable tidal marshes.

Learn about Living SHorelines project in Indian River in Delaware in this video. Living Shorelines stabilize wetland areas, provide habitat for wildlife, protect shorelines from erosion and allow the wetlands to continue to clean the water. While installing a Living Shoreline at Indian River Marina, Danielle Kreeger, Ph.D., the Science Director for the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, took time out to explain how a Living Shoreline works and how it benefits the environment.


In this video learn about efforts to protect Sappelo Island in Georgia, through a Georgia-Pacific and The Nature Conservancy partnership. The two pilot projecs shown in the video help understand how the shoreline is responding, how the oysters are grwoing and how those affect erosion. 

2013 Mid-Atlantic Living Shorelines Summit Videos

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake Bay Trust, and Restore America’s Estuaries were pleased to co-host the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Living Shorelines Summit, an in-depth discussion of the state of science, policy, and practice of Living Shorelines in the Mid-Atlantic region.

National Aquarium — Creating a living shoreline

National Aquarium is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. Learn more about this organization here.

N.C. Coastal reserve — Living Shorelines: A Habitat-Friendly Alternative for shoreline stabilization

This movie is a compilation of presentations by various experts about living shorelines. This video was created by the N.C. Division of Coastal Management staff for "dinner and a movie" events designed for marine contractors and other professionals involved in shoreline stabilization.


A tropical, urban oasis featuring unparalleled horticulture displays and a Sarasota bay-front setting, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a world-class center for education, research and conservation. Find more information about this garden here.