Created By: UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station
Erosion is a natural process in coastal ecosystems but becomes an issue when it threatens homes and infrastructure.
Property owners have many options to address coastal erosion, each with benefits and drawbacks. More traditional approaches include beach nourishment & shoreline armoring.
A newer but increasingly popular method of erosion control is a living shoreline. Living shorelines enhance natural habitat to dampen wave energy and accumulate sediment. Living shorelines in Cedar Key are helping address coastal erosion and increase community resilience. This tour will guide you along the living shorelines of Cedar Key's Daughtry Bayou.
This project has been funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement 00D86319 to the University of Florida. The contents of this tour do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Environmental Protection Agency, nor does the EPA endorse trade names or recommend the use of commercial products mentioned in this document.