Phippsburg, Maine – Soft Shoreline

Soft Shoreline Stabilization does have limitations but this waterfront Phippsburg location met the objectives and characteristics for a soft shoreline stabilization solution. Best practices for soft shore protection mimic nature while protecting the property. Techniques include native plantings, anchored drift logs, gravel berms, sand replenishment and site recontouring.

Affiliated Organizations: Department of Environmental Protection. 

Project Details

 Sand dune erosion caused by storm surges and higher tides

We anchored coconut coir logs wrapped in a coir blanket into the sand with galvanized anchors and rope to prevent the coconut coir logs from sinking into the seditment. Erosion is reduced and sand build up and beach growth are promoted. The coir logs will naturally break down over time leaving no trace of their existence.