Interested in restoring the shoreline along your riverside home? Thanks to generous funders, we can help share the cost. Living Shorelines and Shoreline Buffers help protect your property from erosion, restore wildlife habitat and help your home adapt to tidal flooding and sea level rise. Learn more and get started today!
Living shorelines use plants, sand and other natural materials to create a stabilized coastal edge. An eco-friendly alternative to “hardened shorelines” like concrete seawalls, they help purify water, buffer floods, reduce erosion, store carbon and create habitat for wildlife.
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We’ll consider sharing restoration costs with any riverside homeowner that meets the following requirements:
From the permitting process, they’ve been there every step of the way. For me, it was about bringing the water quality back up. And it saves your land.
River Star Home
Are you already completing a shoreline restoration project on the Elizabeth River? Contact us to see if your design qualifies for cost-share assistance through reimbursement! River Star Homes Program Manager Barbara Gavin, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our cost-sharing programs are only made possible through the generous support of our partners and the hundreds of Elizabeth River Project members and donors.