Living Shorelines Restoration

Camp Woodlands Living Shoreline

At the Girl Scouts’ Camp Woodlands, approximately 500 linear feet of eroding bank was transformed into a living shoreline in early 2014 using a low breakwater technique filled with sand as well as dense brackish marsh plantings and river shrubs.

As part of program by the National Aquarium, students grew shoreline grasses in their classrooms, raising juvenile striped bass (aka rockfish) amongst the aquatic grasses. The students then came out and planting their grasses at the site and released their juvenile rockfish into Broad Creek. Scouting troops also participated in subsequent plantings.