EC has been prescribing Living Shorelines to control shoreline erosion since the early 1970's. A low, gently sloping marsh is created to absorb the impact of waves to protect the upland while providing many other benefits to the Bay.
Since 1972 Environmental
Concern has restored and protected over 35 miles of shoreline. Recent projects include the restoration of over 5,000 lin. ft. of fragile shoreline
at a high energy site in Cecil County on the Sassafras River, 2,550 lin. ft of shoreline on Tilghman Island in Talbot County, and more than 4,000 lin. ft. on Fishing Bay in Dorchester County.
Benefits of a Living Shoreline
Building a Saltmarsh
Caring for Your Marsh
Living Shorelines Brochure (Adobe PDF)
Shoreline Protection Methods Compared
Smooth Cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora)