The Living Shoreline Collaborative (LSC) is a group of regional and state partners working together to scale up implementation of resilient practices along shorelines in the tidal James River watershed. Learn more »
What are the benefits of living shorelines?
What is a living shoreline?
Living shorelines are nature-based approaches for shoreline protection and are the preferred stabilization method for tidal shorelines. In addition to stabilizing shorelines, they conserve and restore natural habitats and provide ecosystem services. See examples from our region »
What resources are available to waterfront property owners?
There are technical and financial assistance programs available to residents in the James River watershed to assist with the installation of living shorelines. You can Apply for Cost Share through the James River Association if you are in the Lower James Watershed. If you are not in the James River Watershed, check out other assistance programs available in Virginia.
News & Events
The Living Shoreline Collaborative holds meetings, workshops, Summits, site visits, and other events throughout the year. Visit Upcoming Events.
Living Shoreline Partners
The James River Association is a member-supported nonprofit organization founded in 1976 to serve as a guardian and voice for the James River. Throughout the James River’s 10,000-square mile watershed, the James River Association works toward its vision of a fully healthy James River supporting thriving communities. With offices in Lynchburg, Richmond, Williamsburg, and Scottsville, the James River Association is committed to protecting the James River and connecting people to it.