To see the Final Environmental Impact Statement of the Coastal and Social Resiliency Initiatives for Tottenville, Click Here and scroll down to the Rebuild by Design/Living Breakwaters and Tottenville Dunes Project FEIS (Final) section.
Living Breakwaters is an innovative coastal green infrastructure project designed to reduce or reverse 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.
Living Breakwaters - Project Overview from SCAPE / Landscape Architecture on Vimeo.