A shoreline in bordering a boat launch and community space in the Village of Coxsackie was re-designed to mitigate erosion while maintaining public access.
Ease of permitting should be considered when designing project components.
Strategic involvement of volunteers in the restoration process can provide opportunities for outreach about protecting local shoreline resources.
- Restoration sites with fully-developed root systems are much more likely to survive major storms.
- It takes time for plants to become established, and temporary protection such as fencing or wave-breaking structures may be needed for long-term success.
- The impact of ice damage and debris washed up during storm events should be accounted for in project design.
- The flat slopes and terraces utilized at the site may have helped to limit damage due to floating debris during major storm events.
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