IRL Lagoon House Terrace

This is an example of terracing. The Indian River Lagoon House in Melbourne has a steep bluff (ancient dune) along the Indian River Lagoon.  The Marine Resources Council created terracing using large cabbage palm trunks and rip rap with native plants. It includes large sapling mangroves planted at the toe. This is a good companion site to the terrace that was built at the Marine Discovery Center at New Smyrna Beach which only has a few small plants. At the Marine Discovery Center,  we used pressure treated lumber as short walls  built into the slope.