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. The breakwaters play an important role in living shorelines as they help with erosional issues, slow the intrusion of muck and storm water and provide essential hard surface for a variety of sheltered and attached organisms. The inclusion of needed habitat as part of IRL restoration is well documented.

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LIVING SHORELINE SITES

With the help of community volunteers, ORCA has created nine living shoreline sites along the Indian River Lagoon on Indian River Land Trust properties.

 

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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.

ORCA is a non-profit, non-governmental conservation organization tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) IRS. Contributions are tax-deductible.

 

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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.

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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