Sassafras Landing Living Shoreline

Living Shoreline Stabilization Project - 35 Acre Marsh Pond

Our natural resources team assisted in the planning design, construction, and monitoring of an award-winning living shoreline project.

Working in a Delaware wildlife area, our staff were crucial in efforts to restore nearly 400 linear feet of eroding shoreline leading to the planting of over 5,000 plugs of native marsh grass in 2019 to complete the project.

Cardno provided services on the project in consultation with fellow scientists and engineers from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays.

The project was designed to demonstrate nature-based shoreline stabilization techniques to increase coastal resilience and improve habitat and water quality. After three years, the reconstructed shoreline remains stable and continues to benefit and protect a variety of ecologically important natural resources.

Learn more about the project in this blog by our lead consultant Chris Pfeifer or through this news post about the project’s award from the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association.