Launched as a “seed project” in 2021, Niagara Coastal’s nature-based shoreline restoration initiative aims to increase shoreline resiliency along Lake Erie’s north shore.
Through the collection of data from Niagara Coastal’s other ongoing initiatives, we are able to inform local action that will increase biodiversity, reduce erosion, improve local water quality, and create habitat for species at risk.
Why does it matter?
Nature-based solutions provide protection for property AND habitat for wildlife
Great Lakes shorelines are becoming increasingly hardened to protect against extreme storm events. However, these engineered structures often inadvertently disrupt natural coastal dynamics.