State Funding for Living Shoreline Projects Helps Florida Lagoon

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection awarded more than $550,000 in funding for living shoreline projects to help protect the health of the Indian River Lagoon. Projects establish living shorelines by planting native, fast-growing plants, creating natural marsh areas. Marshes provide shallow water habitat for marine animals, absorb and reduce wave energy, capture sediment, and more. Since 2004, the department has awarded more than $51 million in grants for living shoreline projects.

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