EAST HAMPTON TOWN AWARDED $350,000 FEDERAL GRANT FOR EXPLORATION OF ‘LIVING SHORELINE’ PROJECT IN MONTAUK
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Awarding Total of $136 Million in Coastal Resilience Grants;
Living Shoreline natural solution could help to prevent shoreline erosion, reduce inland flooding, improve and create habitat for local species
Project grows from Town’s long-range “Coastal Assessment and Resiliency Planning (CARP)” effort to assess impacts of climate change such as sea level rise, shoreline erosion, and flooding, and adapt to a changing environment in a sustainable way
A living shoreline is a protected and stabilized coastline edge utilizing natural materials such as plants, sand, and shellfish reefs. In the face of climate change, as storms and flooding become more frequent and severe, they can protect community infrastructure and natural resources from damage from rising coastal waters and floods while improving and providing habitat for shellfish and other species.