LIVING SHORELINE RESTORATION

The focus of ORCA’s habitat restoration program is the construction of living shorelines.

Living shorelines are shoreline protection projects that provide habitat for plants and animals, stabilize shorelines and improve water quality.

Living shorelines usually include the construction of a hard structure or breakwater made from rock or bagged shell and the planting of native vegetation along intertidal shorelines.

 

ORCA has created eight Living Shorelines in Indian River County along Indian River Land Trust properties, which require quarterly monitoring. Citizen Scientists are trained to follow protocol for monitoring these breakwaters and shorelines, as well as how to compile, analyze and report data to ORCA. Most of ORCA’s Living Shorelines require a boat for monitoring.

 

When new breakwaters and living shoreline construction is needed, ORCA relies on volunteers for all aspects of the project.

 

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Ocean Research & Conservation Association, Inc.

 

Main Office: 1420 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34949

Center for Citizen Science: 2515 Airport N Drive, Bldg B, Vero Beach, FL 32960

Engineering Office: 140 Tomahawk Drive, Unit 6, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937

 

P: 772.467.1600     F: 772.467.1602

ORCA is dedicated to the protection and restoration of aquatic ecosystems and the species they sustain through the development of innovative technologies and science-based conservation action.

 

Please help support our mission.

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Ocean Research & Conservation Association, Inc.

 

Main Office:
1420 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34949

Center for Citizen Science:
2515 Airport N Drive, Bldg B, Vero Beach, FL 32960

Engineering Office:
140 Tomahawk Drive, Unit 6, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937

 

P: 772.467.1600     F: 772.467.1602

 

inquiries@teamorca.org

ORCA is dedicated to the protection and restoration of aquatic ecosystems and the species they sustain through the development of innovative technologies and science-based conservation action.

 

Please help support our mission.

Connect with ORCA

Ocean Research & Conservation Association, Inc.

 

Main Office:
1420 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34949

Center for Citizen Science:
2515 Airport N Drive, Bldg B, Vero Beach, FL 32960

Engineering Office:
140 Tomahawk Drive, Unit 6, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937

 

P: 772.467.1600

F: 772.467.1602

 

inquiries@teamorca.org