Changes to the Pensacola Bay Living Shoreline Project
The Florida Trustee Implementation Group is making some changes to the Pensacola Bay Living Shoreline project. This project was selected during the third phase of early restoration for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
The project will use living shoreline techniques that rely on natural and artificial breakwater material to reduce shoreline erosion and create habitat. The project was going to be implemented at two locations in Pensacola Bay. After receiving feedback from the community, we have decided to proceed with the project only at the Project GreenShores Site II location.
We are evaluating design options to maximize the acres of marsh and oyster reef habitat created at the Project GreenShores site. We will continue to seek community input as we proceed with project design.