An Introduction to Living Shorelines in Mar. 14, 2016, Washington Post Article

Reshaping the Chesapeake Bay, one living shoreline at a time, by Gabriel Popkin, in The Washington Post, 3/14/16, gives an introduction to the history and growth in the Chesapeake region of the practice of reducing shoreline erosion by using “living shorelines”—areas of living marsh plants and other biological material, instead of, or in addition to, traditional hard structures.   The article is available online at, or contact the Post’s reprint contractor, PARS, at 253 West 35th Street-7th Floor, New York, NY 10001; Email:; phone (212) 221-9595.

More information about living shorelines is available from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), online at; the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) Center for Coastal Resources Management, online at; and many other organizations.  Also, several other Water Central News Grouper posts on living shorelines are available at this link:

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