Living Shoreline

At A Glance

A Strong Natural Shoreline

Long Island, NY

Issue: The shoreline in this area was weak and not functioning nor benefitting the ecosystem.

Solution: Spadefoot was able to rebuild a living shoreline that will only strengthen overtime, benefitting all.

The Project Details

Provide natural beauty while protecting upland built structures from storm surge. The intertidal area was heavily planted with smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora), which will provide habitat while proving a valuable ecosystem service to the property owner.

The buffer will only strengthen over time, as the Spartina grass spreads primarily via rhizome and fills in gaps between plants.