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.
The Living Shoreline Collaborative builds healthy, connected, and abundant living shorelines through practitioner, local government, and community partnerships to increase resilience.
The mission of the Living Shoreline Collaborative is to provide access to best practices, information and data to ensure thriving living shorelines through education, outreach, monitoring, training and implementation with a network of partners and communities in the James Watershed.
Metric for success
The LSC is working together toward Virginia's Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) , which calls for 79,446 linear feet (15.05 miles) of living shorelines for the James River Basin by 2025. According to the Shoreline Erosion Advisory Service, an office of the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR-SEAS), 48,735 linear feet have been reported by 2020, putting the James at 61% towards this goal.
The Living Shoreline Collaborative has identified three focus areas: monitoring, training, and implementation and outreach.
The Living Shoreline Collaborative holds in-person and virtual events throughout the year, such as:
Photo credit: Elizabeth River Project
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