Sands and Rocks

A major component of our restoration is the beach nourishment and rock placement; Without these, much of the planting could not happen as there would not be habitat to plant in.

Thanks to a navigational dredge happening at Shinnecock Inlet, the project area was able to secure over 30,000 cubic yards of sand back into the 3,000 linear feet of shoreline. The restored area is now between seventy-five to one-hundred feet wide between the high-tide line and existing upland areas.

 Project Area Drawing by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County

Project Area Drawing by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County

A Home for Grasses

The additional sand in the project area allows for the completion of the Salt Marsh Planting as well as Beach Grass Planting while also providing a buffer to protect the Upland Planting components of the project all of which provide crucial habitat and erosion control to the area.