In April Jim attended the Sea Grant sponsored workshop on Living Shorelines for Alabama and Mississippi. It was great seeing the push for individual and groups of homeowners to re-establish living shorelines, and moving away from Sea Walls. The science, various options and the legal issues were presented. Below you will find links to the .pdf of their presentations. It was great seeing Reef Balls highlighted in most of the presentations. The Big Question is, Do you need a breakwater, or just native plants? If you need a Breakwater, what are the advantages of Reef Balls over other structures.
As you plan your living shoreline, be sure to check with Reef Innovations, for ideas on the product, to see how you can be involved, or to purchase a turn key Living Shoreline.
Living Shorelines for Coastal Protection in Alabama and Mississippi- Agenda
Vendor Fair and Coffee
Welcome, Objectives, and IntroductionsStatus of Living Shoreline Research: Where are we now?
Living Shoreline Success Stories: Project Showcase
Meeting the Needs of Homeowners
Lunch – Networking Vendor Fair
Liability Concerns for Contractors
Permitting Living Shorelines
Homeowner Handbooks & Contractor Technical Bulletins
Next Steps Discussion Session
Below are some additional links that might be usefull in planning your living shoreline.
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