You are here

Living Shorelines & Shoreline Buffers

Beautify & Protect Your Shoreline

Elizabeth River Project will pay 50% of the cost (up to $4,000 for a living shoreline or up to $1,000 for a shoreline buffer) for your next shoreline project!

Special funding opportunity currently available for waterfront River Star Homes in Chesapeake, Norfolk, and the Eastern Branch area of Virginia Beach.

Not yet a River Star Home? Join Now!


Shoreline Planting Benefits:

  • Reduce polluted runoff from your yard
  • Prevent erosion and land loss
  • Attract butterflies and songbirds with beautiful, salt-tolerant native flowers and shrubs
  • Discourage geese from entering your yard

Funds to Beautify Your Shoreline

Our experts will meet with you to discuss the design and native plants that will be implemented.  Our experts will also complete any necessary permitting needs for the project so you do not have to!

Homeowners must commit to plant at least 60 linear feet of your shoreline with native grasses, flowers, shrubs, and trees (usually 15 feet within the shoreline).

Please fill out the application form below to get your shoreline project started!

Project made possible by funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Chesapeake Bay Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Grant, City of Norfolk, and City of Chesapeake.

1 Start 2 Complete

Shoreline Planting Application

(Check all that apply)

For more information, call (757) 399-7487