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Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Nature Center

108 Island Drive

Eastpoint, FL 32328

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Coastal erosion is a natural process caused by currents, wave action, wind, storms and even boat wakes. The traditional methods used to harden the shoreline like seawalls and rip rap can actually often increase the rate of coastal erosion as well as remove the ability of the shoreline to carry out natural processes.

The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) will host a workshop on using Living Shorelines to combat erosion on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019, 2:00-4:00 pm for local residents and homeowners. The workshop will discuss living shorelines vs. hardened shorelines as well as how to evaluate a shoreline by considering the physical factors such as wave energy, prevailing wind and wave direction, vegetation, and soil type, in addition to presenting living shoreline methods, materials, permitting, and success stories of local living shorelines. We will also look at which types of plants are the most beneficial and visit a local living shoreline.

The lecture is free but please register beforehand. For more information, please contact Anita Grove at 850-670-7708 or Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us, or Josh Eaton at (850) 670-7710 or joshua.eaton@floridadep.gov.

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