Sunday, May 3, 2009

Project will help property owners make erosion prevention decisions

While the latter has been the traditional method of stabilizing shorelines, more natural "green" approaches such as natural buffers and wetland restoration have been touted as more environmentally-friendly, longer-term options.

A project getting under way in North Carolina will help coastal property owners along its sounds and mainland shorelines make more informed decisions about the methods they choose to use.

The Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology has awarded a $717,000 grant to the N.C. National Estuarine Research Reserve and the NOAA Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research to examine different methods of erosion prevention.

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