Living Shoreline Stabilization at Shell Middens in Canaveral National Seashore

 

General Project Information

 

Project footprint:

1.1 miles (1800 meters)

Location:

7611 S. Atlantic Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Can it be visited by the public?

Yes

Coordinating organization:

Dr. Linda Walters and Dr. Melinda Donnelly, CEELAB at University of Central Florida

Timeline

 

Start date and completion date:

2011 to present, stabilization is on-going

Other relevant timeline information:

Stabilization began in 2011 with Turtle Mound, followed by Seminole Rest and Castle Windy in 2012, and Eldora House in 2013 and 2014. One of our newest sites is located at the kayak launch near the northern boat launch. All of these sites are accessible from land and available for people to visit.

Project Components

 

Type of project:

Edging

Materials:

Mangroves, Other native plants, and Oyster mats/bags

Energy level:

MEDIUM

Optional information

 

Plant species included:

Red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle), Black mangrove (Avicennia germinans), White Mangrove (Laguncularia racemosa), Smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora)

Source of materials:

Plants- propagules and transplants were collected from Canaveral National Seashore and grown for 6 months (cordgrass) to 3 years (mangroves) at nursery at University of Central Florida

Cultch material used:

Recycled oyster shell came from local restaurants and shucking houses in central Florida and was quarantined for a minimum of 4 months before construction of oyster bags and mats

Cost per linear foot:  

N/A

Contact for more information:

Dr. Melinda Donnelly – Melinda.Donnelly@ucf.edu