Video highlights of Todd Miller’s presentationMarch 30, 2018
Snowden’s seagrass and shellfish restoration trial beginsOctober 10, 2018
The Foundation has applied for a major grant to design and construct a Living Shoreline at Cruickshanks Corner, Port Adelaide.
The trial area is south of the public boat ramp and aims to reinforce the existing gabion wall and prevent the undermining of the flood enbankment mound that is due to be built soon by Council, with Coast Protection Board support.
The concept plan draws on concepts successfully implemented in Sydney Harbour
- Stepped benches of saltmarsh – see photo – as used at Carss Bush Park
- Bagged shell to attract resident shellfish and form a mini shellfish reef to lessen wave impact. Ocean Watch successfully deploy bagged shell in Sydney Harbour to protect eroding shorelines.
Biosecurity protocols in SA, to protect our oyster industry, require that clean recycled shell from SA growers be used in such projects.
The grant was submitted with support from Renewal SA, City of Port Adelaide Enfield and the Coast Protection Board. The outcome of the grant application is due to be known in October.