Soft Shoreline Engineering Case Studies
Central Waterfront - Site #5
Project Goals and Objectives: Restore 550 meters of shoreline using soft shoreline engineering techniques
Project Description: 550 meters of existing unstable and eroding shoreline was stabilized using soft shoreline techniques, including shoreline crenulation and diversity of substrate types and sizes. A 125 meter cobble beach anchored by two large rock promontories provides the centerpiece and one of the only river access locations along the upper Detroit River (Canadian side)
Project Description: $1.3 million
Partners: Essex Region Conservation Authority, City of Windsor, Environment Canada, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, and Ontario Ministry of Environment
Ecological Effectiveness: Post-project monitoring for structural stability has been undertaken. Periodic Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ monitoring and assessment activities will be undertaken in future years.
Restoration Contact: Essex Region Conservation Authority