2. Tottenville Shoreline Protection
In tandem with ReBuild by Design’s Living Breakwaters Project, the Tottenville Shoreline Protection initiative is part of a larger project to protect the shoreline in southern Staten Island. One goal of the project is to create an interconnected waterfront trail along the shoreline of the Conference House Park, which will focus on pedestrian accessibility along the beach.
The design will not only reduce wave action and coastal erosion along the shore, but will help to enhance the surrounding ecosystems by implementing measures including wetland enhancement, hardened dune systems, shoreline plantings, maritime forest restorations and more.