Sacred Heart University Living Shoreline Wins National Award

Sacred Heart University Living Shoreline
Sacred Heart University Living Shoreline

Reef balls have recently been featured in Sacred Heart University’s Stratford Point Living Shoreline project.

This project has won the Best Restored Shore Award from the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA).

For details on how reef balls were used in the project and how they prevented shore erosion, and the award the project won, HamletHub wrote a nice article which we recommend you read.

Sacred Heart University Living Shoreline Detail
Sacred Heart University Living Shoreline Detail

Details of the Stratford Point Living Shoreline project.

We’d love to hear what you think of the project and the award it won. Let us know in the comments below.

Creating Habitat at the Turnbull Shoreline

Creating Habitat at the Turnbull Shoreline

The first of the few hundred oyster reefballs were placed today. These particular reefballs will be used to establish marsh as well as provide habitat. Thank you to partners and funders: Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Chesapeake Bay Trust, Anne Arundel County Watershed Protection and Restoration Program, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Coastal Conservation Association Maryland

Posted by Arundel Rivers Federation on Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Living Shoreline Project – Cedar Key Nature Coast Biological Station

Source: http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/ncbs/2019/08/12/ncbs-oyster-habitat-project-update/?fbclid=IwAR0AjolYJaIkbGKGY1htstJrsQGHZYQKwkjSf3mtHziMoTfxY2-_YBWkkno

Research is what helps up gain an understanding. This project was planned for 5 groupings of Reef Balls, to monitor oyster recuritment. It started with students helping deploy the project, it has survived storms and seems to be doing it job. The Reef Balls are various heights and configured sometimes with larger ones forward of smaller ones.

I found it interesting the results on recruitment of oysters internally. Many living shoreline projects you material that is only looking at a single surface area. I have encouraged over the past 10 years researching in a cubic meter, three dementionally. It is great to see the published results on this project.

Reef ball barnacle and oyster coverage - inner surface

Please follow the link above for the full article on the first year.