Shore Up is a hands-on community-based workshop that teaches how to use nature-based infrastructure to slow down shoreline erosion and create a healthy riparian zone. Learn the tried and tested techniques that Helping Nature Heal has been applying to the shorelines of the Atlantic region for 20 years.
This workshop is for municipalities, NGO organizations and other community groups who want to learn how to create a more resilient shoreline as our climate changes and sea levels rise. You learn tools and techniques that can be applied on any shoreline and skills and knowledge for participants to take away. Shore Up is applicable to coastal areas, as well as freshwater lakes and streams, and is fully customizable for any group.
Shore Up includes a comprehensive 80+ page report for your Shore Up project site. This includes background research about the geology, topography, ecology, weather, ocean dynamics, and more. This information is used to determine the best erosion mitigation methods to be completed at your Shore Up workshop. The site report is an educational tool to share with participants to learn about natural erosional processes, climate change, Living Shorelines, and species at risk for your region. The plant species to be used in Maritime Living Shoreline projects are listed with photos for identification.
Our techniques include:
- riparian zone revegetation
- brush wall technique
- chevron technique
- terrace planting
- rock wall vegetation
- sod staking
- wattle fencing and grass planting
- berm building
- strategic composting
Follow up community workshops include:
- Year two planting and spring clean up
- Post storm first aid and winter protection
- Monitoring and long term shoreline care