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Living shoreline in place at Tybee Island 4-H camp

I’ve been attending the Southeast Coastal Community of Practice meeting this week at Tybee Island GA.  Yesterday we had the chance to visit the new installation of a “living shoreline” at the Ben Burton 4-H camp nearby.  This allows a more natural form of protection to prevent coastal erosion from rising sea levels than a traditional wall or other engineered approach.  You can read more about it in this article from Merritt Melancon in Growing Georgia.

Example of living shoreline installation. Source: U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Jackeline M. Perez Rivera

Example of living shoreline installation. Source: U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Jackeline M. Perez Rivera