Americans Use Nature to Fight Worsening Erosion

After years of thinking that expensive hardened structures were the only option, residents in Florida are learning the benefits of putting natural infrastructure to use in the fight against erosion and rising seas. By planting marsh seedlings and using bags of oyster shells, residents are turning their backyards into living shorelines. These small ecosystems trap sand, encourage wildlife, and decrease wave energy from storms, thereby protecting personal property.

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