Softening Shorelines

Bayfront Park View of the bay on land

Softening Shorelines at Bayfront Park

January 9, 2017

Did you know that over 80% of Sarasota Bay’s shorelines are hardened? Seawalls make living close to and enjoying the Bay easy and convenient. However, they have unintended consequences for wildlife and storm resilience because they eliminate the habitat and buffering functions of natural, vegetated shorelines. Softening some of Sarasota Bay’s more protected shorelines by…

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