Brookhaven, New York
TransRe supports the Managed Retreat and Ecological Restoration of Southern Mastic Beach in the Town of Brookhaven, New York
As part of a community heavily impacted by Hurricane Sandy, the Town of Brookhaven seeks to revitalize the coastal saltmarsh and scrub shrub habitat along the southern part of Mastic beach. Aspects of the restoration include the formation of a natural walkway giving residents access to the waterfront, the development of an efficient draining area to divert floodwater away from the town, and a fortified buffer to protect inland residents from high sea water surges. The project is noteworthy in that it will serve as a model for other similar coastal restoration projects across the country.
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
TransRe supports the Restoration of Crab Bank Island Seabird Sanctuary
Crab Bank Island Seabird Sanctuary in South Carolina has long served as a protective for the inland residents. Waterfront homes are very susceptible to over-sized waves, yet due to erosion and a series of hurricanes that have ravaged the island, there are no bird nests on the island that can help diffuse the strength of the waves. The habitat restoration project will benefit the human populations through a unique partnership between the locality and the federal government. When the US Army Corps of Engineers dredges the Charleston Harbor to make a path for cargo ships, they will deposit the sand on Crab Bank to protect the town of Mt. Pleasant and strengthen it against future storms.
North Carolina Coast
TransRe supports the construction of living shorelines at 5 key locations along the coast of North Carolina
In order to strengthen local communities threatened by rising sea levels, the North Carolina Coastal Federation will embark on 5 initiatives to build living shorelines that combat erosion, fortify navigation channels, reduce flooding, and build animal habitats. The project includes: 1) the channel of a harbor used by small commercial fishing boats in the community of Atlantic; 2) shoreline of historic garden that celebrates the history of Roanoke Island; 3) shoreline of a marine industrial park for seafood and boat building in Wanchese; 4) entrance channel to the Town of Oriental’s harbor and shoreline; and 5) Cape Fear River shoreline at Carolina beach state park.
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