Location: Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point VA
Partners Involved: VIMS Center for Coastal Resources Management, Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Gloucester Master Gardeners
Type of Buffer: Coastal Plain
A sloped lawn area with a concrete bulkhead on the York River was planted with native trees and shrubs in 2000 with assistance from Virginia Master Gardeners. Twenty years later, this forested buffer continues to provide wind protection, surface and ground water filtration, and waterfront habitat for bald eagles and osprey. Photo credit: CCRM-VIMS
This post Is part of the first annual CCLC Riparian Buffer Month. For more information check out our page
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