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Posted on: April 19, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Floridatown living shoreline final design presentation public meeting Apr. 27, 5 p.m.

A large tree with a big exposed root system on the shore of Floridatown Park

The Santa Rosa County Environmental Department will hold a public meeting for the Floridatown Park to present the final design of the living shoreline on Tues., Apr. 27 at 5 p.m. at the park.

Floridatown Park, located on Escambia Bay in Pace, provides public boating access facilities and recreational park amenities. The shoreline has experienced extensive erosion from surge and extreme weather events. As an alternative to armoring the shoreline with traditional methods, a living shoreline is an environmentally friendly way of reducing shoreline erosion, improving water quality and providing habitats for fish and wildlife.

Santa Rosa County received a $175,000 Resilient Coastlines Program grant to assess and determine the most suitable type of nature-based living shoreline for the location. Assessment and planning activities have been undertaken by Jacobs, an expert in Coastal Green Infrastructure.

Representatives from the Santa Rosa County Environmental Program, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension Office and Jacobs will be available at a public meeting Tues., Apr. 27 at 5 p.m. at the Floridatown Park pavilion, located at 3900 Floridatown Road in Pace, to present the final project design to the public.

For more information, contact Shelley Alexander, environmental programs coordinator, 850-776-5938 or

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