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Aerial shot of restoration project in Sunken Meadows, New York

PROTECT, PRESERVE, AND RESTORE LIVING SHORELINES

Living shores are our natural buffers protecting us from rising sea levels and storm damage.

If you own a shoreline property, keep it natural, don’t install new seawalls or large dock structures. Plant (or keep existing) strips of native plants and shrubs along waterways—aka vegetated buffers—to filter storm runoff, prevent erosion, and provide habitat. Support local efforts to conserve dune and coastal marsh habitat.

If you're a developer, strongly consider the impacts your projects might have on the natural environment and incorporate ways to preserve natural coastlines into the design plans before you break ground.

Volunteer to work with Save the Sound's Ecological Restoration Team to help restore native saltmarsh grasses and more.

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