Huge Gated Community Embraces Living Shorelines

A workshop on living shorelines and coast-friendly landscaping hosted by the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve motivated a 900-site homeowners’ association to institute a living shorelines committee. This committee is encouraging living shorelines, adding living shoreline information to their website, and considering permit reviews and neighbor notification whenever property owners pursue hardened shorelines. The association is also moving toward more sustainable landscaping on their 1,200 acres. (2016)

Partners: Apalachicola Reserve, Florida Sea Grant, Franklin County Extension, St. George Plantation Homeowners’ Association