Marine Resources Council Lagoon House
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.
General Project Information
1,500 linear feet
3275 Dixie Highway NE, Palm Bay, Fl 32905
Can it be visited by the public?
Marine Resources Council, savetheirl.org
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11 breakwater modules are permitted, with 4 currently built.
Type of project:
Mangroves, Other native plants, Rip-rap, Terracing
Plant species included:
Mangroves, spartina, scirpus
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