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
Feb 1, 2014
Planning and Permitting
Dr. Clark and team collect baseline information and apply to the state and federal governments for permits.
Sep 15, 2014
Along with students from the University of Florida, Dr. Clark and team install a small pilot living shoreline as a test.
Jan 15, 2017
After a long wait, the permits for the project are issued and construction of the project can begin!
Feb 15, 2017
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/
Feb 25, 2017
Mar 25, 2017
Jul 15, 2017
Throughout the duration of the project, elevation, plant survival, and water quality are being monitored by Dr. Clark and his interns.
Taking elevation measurements.
Taking a photo-quadrat.
Measuring plant height.
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!
FROM THE BLOG:
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]