Coastal and Social Resiliency Initiatives for Tottenville Shoreline (Living Breakwaters and Tottenville Shoreline Protection Projects) Draft Environmental Impact Statement released for public review and comment. Click here for more details.
Living Breakwaters is an innovative coastal green infrastructure project designed to reduce erosion and damage from storm waves, improve the ecosystem health of Raritan Bay and encourage stewardship of our nearshore waters and generally enhance people’s experience of the shoreline of southern Staten Island. The project was initially developed by SCAPE landscape Architecture for the Rebuild by Design Competition, a design competition held by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to seek cutting edge ideas for coastal resilience in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The project is being implemented by the Governor’s Office of Storm Recover and is funded by HUD through the community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding.