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Herb Dolan Living Shore Project

Woodruff & Sons, a local construction company working with the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, recently completed a restoration project at Herb Dolan Park located in the City of Bradenton Beach. The “living shoreline” project, the first of its kind in Sarasota Bay, involved removing existing concrete rubble and replacing it with a fortified, yet naturally sloping shoreline. The project was completed by planting native vegetation. A kayak and canoe launch was also built to allow public access to the Bay. The Southwest Florida Water Management District and the US Fish and Wildlife Service were major supporters of the project. Scheda Ecological Associates prepared the plans and coordinated the construction process.

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