G Street Feasibility Study
Jun 1, 2007
The City of Cedar Key received funding from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to commission a study of possible improvements to G Street that could mitigate erosion and improve the beach. The study was completed in June 2007 but none of the proposed plans were enacted due to lack of community buy-in.
University of Florida Workshop Series
Sep 25, 2016
The University of Florida forms a project team to re-open the issue of erosion along G Street and commence stakeholder workshops.
- Mark Clark – UF IFAS Soil and Water Science Department
- Savanna Barry – UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station
- Christine Angelini – UF Environmental Engineering
- Scott Wasman – UF Environmental Engineering
- Jon Dain – Florida Natural Resource Leadership Institute (UF IFAS)
- Wendy-Lin Bartles – Florida Natural Resource Leadership Institute (UF IFAS)
G Street Design Workshop
Oct 27, 2017 Workshop
The University of Florida project team presents four draft designs to a group of 19 stakeholders, including 10 landowners. After discussion and refinement of the draft designs, stakeholders reached a decision to pursue a combination of the first two project designs, with the addition of a kayak access point and subject to final approval by landowners upon permit application.
Mar 29, 2018
Final formal workshop where stakeholders will discuss the final design one last time and outline a process for moving toward implementation.
Finalize Design and Apply for Funding
Apr 26, 2018
Project team obtained several grants that are funding for permits and living shoreline implementation to make these projects, planned with stakeholder input, a reality.
Apr – Dec 2018: DEP Resilience Planning grant, EPA Gulf of Mexico Program grant, and FWC State Wildlife Grant awarded
Jan 2019: Stakeholder update meeting
May 2019: Stakeholder update meeting
Jun 2019: Permit applications submitted
Fall 2019-Winter 2020: Permits approved
Feb 2020: Pre-construction meeting
Jun 2020: Oyster reef prism installation — Made of concrete and jute-fiber erosion control mats, these prisms’ are filled with recycled or fossilized oyster shells. As oysters and barnacles settle on them, they will filter water and help break wave energy.
Oct 2020: Sand placement — Additional sand along the shoreline was necessary to replace what had been lost over decades of erosion. The team placed sand directly on top of the riprap and concrete on the shoreline to protect these armored structures while enhancing natural shoreline benefits!
Nov 2020: Vegetation planting — Marsh and dune vegetation help stabilize and hold sands in place and trap new sands over time.
Explore the living shoreline in 360°!
June 2020 – present
Watch as the living shoreline enhancement efforts reduce coastal erosion, increase community resilience, and improve the ecosystem.