Ossabaw Island Living Shoreline: A Collaboration to Model Resiliency through Ecosystem Restoration

Recipient: Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division

Federal Funding: $826,000

Summary: This project will result in the design and construction of a living shoreline on Ossabaw Island in Georgia. Significant ecological and cultural resources are being lost to erosion on the island due to an increase in storm events, wave frequency, and tidal inundation. The project will restore functional estuarine habitat and protect natural shoreline ecosystems, while preserving unique cultural and archeological resources.

For more information on the Office for Coastal Management grant program funding this project, please visit the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law webpage.