Living Breakwaters is an innovative coastal green infrastructure project designed to reduce or reverse erosion and damage from storm waves, improve the ecosystem health of the Raritan Bay and encourage stewardship of our nearshore waters and generally enhance people’s experience of the shoreline of southern Staten Island.
The project was initially developed by SCAPE Landscape Architecture for the Rebuild by Design (RBD) Competition, a design competition held by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to seek cutting edge ideas for coastal resilience in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. We are implementing the project, which is funded by HUD through the Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding as well as with funds from New York State. To learn more about the Living Breakwaters Project, click here.
Join us on a weekend shorewalk to learn more about the Living Breakwaters and its construction process! We will meet at Conference House Park’s Parking Lot near the Visitor Center and walk to the beach together. If you arrive late, please walk directly to the beach to find our group.
No registration needed and all are welcome!