O’Leary’s,  Eco-Rapped seawall



Take a walk down the seawall.

Reef Innovations had work hard building and deploying the Eco-Rap, located in Palmetto, FL.

This concept was developed in 2015, and deployment finished April 29, 2016.

If you monitor will handle 4K make sure you set the video mode..   Enjoy  and lets see what it looks like over time.

Palmetto Eco-Rap is going in – Reported by WTSP TV 10

April 19 2016  a living seawall project is hitting the waters by the Green Bridge.  This is a great option for along seawalls adding resilience as well as habitat.

Below is a link to the video and story aired on WTSP.


Living sea wall small units on the east side.

New option for old decaying seawalls.

Sarasota Bay Watch has been working with the Reef Ball Foundation and Reef Innovations in the development of a retrofit for existing seawalls, as a step toward a living shoreline.

Below is  a video explaining a project that will be hitting the water in the next month.


Video was retreived from Sarasota Baywatch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOOK2GW6vsg

In many locations there is not an option to establish a living breakwater offshore and backfill to the existing seawall. This might be the best option. The project is labor intensive as modules are created then moved into place along the existing seawall.

More information is available on Eco-Rap from Reef Innovations.

News on Eco Rap project

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