Creating Final Design and Permitting for a Living Shoreline at Martha Randolph Stevens Park

Recipient: Georgia Conservancy, Inc

Grant Amount: $$116,394 Matching Funds: $18,000

This award will create an oyster reef living shoreline and bioretention area, reestablishing a local keystone species, eastern oysters. Reestablishing a healthy ecosystem will significantly restore essential habitats for various commercially valuable species, such as blue crab, flounder, shrimp, and striped bass. The project will design plans to restore critical waterway access, protect a cultural site, and increase community resilience to sea level rise and climate change in a small, underserved coastal community.

For more information on the grant program funding this project, please visit the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law webpage. For more information on the National Coastal Resilience Fund, visit National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s website.