Shoreline Stabilization – Soft Armor
Issue: A dangerous old timber stair needs to be removed from a steeply sloping shoreline. Removal may destabilize the hillside.
Action: Treated ties are removed, and straw logs, erosion fabric, seed and plants are installed. Deep-rooted native shrubs, ferns, sedges, grasses and flowers will restabilize the slope, slow and filter runoff, and capture nutrients that can affect water quality. A buffer of beautiful flowering emergent vegetation is added at the water’s edge to restore the integrity of the shore.