Lancaster sees uptick in wetlands projects involving ‘living shorelines’

LANCASTER—The Lancaster County Wetlands Board has reported an increase in efforts among landowners using “living shorelines” to conserve natural resources and protect properties from erosion.

Wetlands board president Edna Revere said 39 such projects were approved for landowners in 2020, supporting the economy with an estimated value of nearly $2.5 million.

“These shoreline protection and habitat restoration projects are funded by landowners, designed by local consultants/engineers, and are constructed by local contractors” said Revere.

“We have seen a marked increase in permit applications that include components of living shorelines in accordance with changes in…

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