Living Shorelines Initiative

Evidence shows that hardened shorelines do not function well over time in many settings, harming estuarine ecosystems. In contract, Living Shorelines—a management system designed to protect or restore a natural shoreline ecosystem from powerful storms—offers many benefits, including an increase … Continued

The Benefit of Buffers

Vegetated areas stabilize shorelines and stream banks, filter pollutants from stormwater runoff, and provide critical habitat for aquatic species and wildlife. All of these functions are crucial to protecting water quality in our rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. For more information, click here.