A large rock barrier placed parallel to shore to dissipate wave energy and erosion.
Installing fencing to hold sand in place, which allows native plants to return.
Disrupting plant and root systems of vegetation that is not native to the area (i.e. phragmites). This allows native vegetation to regain ground.
A structure, usually made of rock, that protects a coastal area from the tide. In a living shoreline project, these have been used to protect vegetation.
Removing invasive vegetation and replacing with native vegetation allows marshlands to return to their former function of protecting from floods.
An artificial reef that mimics the look and function of real coral by dissipating wave energy and providing shelter for small marine organisms.
A rock structure running parallel to shore, with marsh grasses behind it.
A flatter slope allows for vegetation to grow better, so higher slopes are often flattened to accommodate this.
Native marsh grasses and plants that provide a buffer between sea and land.