The Sea & Shoreline and the Sebastian Inlet District have completed a shoreline stabilization project on both the north and south shore of the popular fishing and surfing destination.
Funded by ad valorem taxes, the $1.1 million project took five months to complete. The Sebastian Inlet was severely damaged by Hurricanes Matthew (2016) and Dorian (2019).
Sea & Shoreline’s marine construction professionals excavated, rehabilitated, and reinforced approximately 655 linear feet of the North Shore, covering a relic, steel sheet piling with limestone rip rap, and repaired and replaced a rip rap revetment.
On the South Shore, limestone and granite rip rap was used to repair areas beneath the catwalk under the A1A Bridge and proceeding west to the T-Dock.
“The District is chartered to maintain the navigation channel and shorelines of Sebastian Inlet. This project has reinforced the inlet shorelines, making them more resilient to severe storms,” said James Gray, Executive Director of the Sebastian Inlet District.
According to Dr. Andy Risi, VP, Project Management of Sea & Shoreline, “The project’s benefits have proven successful after being put to the test recently by Hurricane Ian on Sept. 28th.”
Sea & Shoreline offers a variety of multi-trophic solutions that can help to provide long-term protection against severe storms, including wave attenuation devices to reduce wave energy and shoreline erosion, seagrass plantings to stabilize the sediment and reduce flooding, and living shorelines to reinforce coastlines.
Sea & Shoreline, LLC has been credited by Sebastian Daily as being one of the best firms in helping Florida’s restoration projects for the past 20 years. They have also been helping with fresh and saltwater habitats by restoring seagrass, including oyster reefs, coral reefs, propeller scar restorations, dredging, artificial reefs, vegetated retaining walls, wetland plantings, and berm, bank, and shoreline stabilizations.