• Jun 15, 2013

    Idea was Born

    Mr. Bill Delaino and residents of the Tyree Canal discuss the idea of a canal realignment and living shoreline with Dr. Mark Clark of UF's Soil and Water Science Department

    marsh

  • Feb 1, 2014

    Planning and Permitting

    Dr. Clark and team collect baseline information and apply to the state and federal governments for permits.

    plan view of living shoreline project at joe rains

  • Sep 15, 2014

    Test Planting

    Along with students from the University of Florida, Dr. Clark and team install a small pilot living shoreline as a test.

    test planting at the joe rains living shoreline

  • Jan 15, 2017

    Permits Granted

    After a long wait, the permits for the project are issued and construction of the project can begin!

    living shoreline construction
    Sandbags and breakwater at the Joe Rains living shoreline site.
  • Feb 15, 2017

    Canal Dredging

    Realignment of the Tyree Canal provides sand to raise the elevation for the living shoreline and improve access, flushing, and water quality for clam operations in the canal. Read more: https://ncbs.ifas.ufl.edu/cedar-key-living-shoreline-update/

    dredging the canal

  • Feb 25, 2017

    First Marsh Planting

    UF students from the Salty Gators Fishing Club came out to plant the first marsh plants at the Joe Rains Living Shoreline. Watch the video:

    Salty Gator Planting Video

  • Mar 25, 2017

    More Marsh Planting

    The UF Wetlands Club and other UF students come out for a two-day planting event to install more marsh plants. Watch the video:

    wetlands club planting

  • Jul 15, 2017

    Project Monitoring

    Throughout the duration of the project, elevation, plant survival, and water quality are being monitored by Dr. Clark and his interns.

    measuring elevation

    Taking elevation measurements.

    photo quadrats

    Taking a photo-quadrat.

    measuring plant height

    Measuring plant height.

    planting experiment

    Setting up a planting experiment.

  • Nov 15, 2017

    Watch it Grow

    The living shoreline site is doing well - the high and low marsh is filling in and oysters are recruiting onto the bags of clam shell. Stop by Joe Rains Beach (at the end of 8th Street in Cedar Key) to check it out for yourself!

    the joe rains living shorline

FIND OUT MORE

GET IN TOUCH TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT LIVING SHORELINES. YOU CAN GET INVOLVED IN A PROJECT, TAKE A COURSE ON COASTAL RESTORATION, OR LEARN IF A LIVING SHORELINE IS RIGHT FOR YOUR PROPERTY. EMAIL: SAVANNA.BARRY @ UFL.EDU

FROM THE BLOG:

Video Blog: Living Shoreline Marsh Plantings

By Savanna Barry | March 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Check out the latest at the Joe Rains Beach Living Shoreline site – we will have plenty of other opportunities for other groups to get involved. Please get in touch if you want to be part of the project.

Cedar Key Living Shoreline Update

By Savanna Barry | February 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

simultaneous Enhancement of Habitat and working waterfronts Last summer, we introduced you to a new living shoreline project at Joe Rains Beach in Cedar Key (read more). This unique, two-phase project will enhance both natural and cultural (working waterfront) resources along Daughtry Bayou. Phase 1 is the re-alignment of Tyree Canal. This is accomplished by […]

Coastal Erosion Along G Street Prompts Community Discussion

By Savanna Barry | October 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Background The coastal area next to G Street in Cedar Key has changed a lot since the 1970s. A 2008 study funded by the FL Department of Environmental Protection found that the construction of G and 1st streets in the late 1960s and 1970s accelerated erosion and resulted in the loss of the beach from […]

What’s Happening at Joe Raines Beach?

By Savanna Barry | August 12, 2016 | 1 Comment

By Dr. Mark Clark and Dr. Savanna Barry If you’ve been to Cedar Key lately, you may have noticed heavy machinery and lots of activity going on at Joe Raines Beach and adjacent properties (pictured above). This activity is all due to the Cedar Key Living Shoreline and Tyree Canal Enhancement Project, led by Dr. […]

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