Why is the planet green? What if I told you that the answer to this question, originates from an experiment conducted using starfish? In 1963, Professor Robert Paine stood on the shore of the Makah Bay in Washington. In the intertidal zone he observed a diverse community of species including purple and orange sea stars, mussels, barnacles,… [Read More]
The impact that Helping Nature Heal makes on our shorelines is so big, it can be seen from outer space! Here are two Google map screenshots of the same shoreline, taken just over 300 ft apart. Can you spot the difference between the photos?
As many of you know, HNH partnered with the St. Margaret’s Bay Stewardship Association to do a pilot project workshop for our new initiative SHORE UP NOVA SCOTIA (SUNS) in early August this year. (SUNS is a rolling series of Living Shoreline workshops, “teaching plant-based strategies to combat coastal erosion one community at a time”.) We were delighted… [Read More]
This time of year we begin to place brush, hay bales and leaves around the properties we steward. Our goal is two fold, firstly protect the plants from February’s low warm sun. As the sun sits on the landscape it warms up a little, with each day the freeze thaw affects the fine root hairs… [Read More]
With a hurricane in the forecast for this weekend, we have created a short list of things you can do to prepare and protect your property. Documentation is very important to keep record of the changes each storm makes. This can help if remediation plans are necessary, especially if you live in a area impacted… [Read More]