MARINA WETLANDS PROTECTION - 2017

THE WETLANDS SPIT ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE MARINA HAS BEEN UNDERGOING ACCELERATED EROSION FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS
THIS SPIT PROTECTS ALMOST HALF THE MARINA FROM WAVE ACTIO, SO WE  NEEDED TO MAKE THE SIZEABLE INVESTMENT NECESSART TO TRY TO PROTECT IT.  
AFTER REVIEWING A VARIETY OF RIP-RAP OPTIONS, WE DECIDED TO TRY SOMETHING RELATIVELY NEW: A COMBINATION OF READY-REEF CONCRETE PYRAMIDS  AND A MARINA MANUFACTURED 100' LONG FLOATING WAVE ATTENUATOR.

ON APRIL 5, 2017, READY-REEF INC. BEGAN TO INSTALL THE CONCRETE PYRAMIDS


THE 2' HIGH, 700 LB REEFS ARRIVE AND ARE UNLOADED

LOADING ON THE WORK BARGE AND BEGINNING THE INSTALLATION

PRECISE PLACEMENT ON FILTER CLOTH

THE PROTECTIVE "REEF" TAKES SHAPE. AT HIGH TIDE, THE REEFS ARE MOSTLY UNDER WATER


SEE THE MOVIE

THE SECOND STEP IN PROTECTING THE WETLANDS WAS TO INSTALL A 100' LONG X 8' WIDE FLOATING WAVE ATTENUATOR
TO REDUCE WAVE ACTION AGAINST THE WETLANDS AND INTO THE MARINA