Coastal Bioengineering

After suffering severe erosion from intense storms culminating in 2013, property owners on Martha’s Vineyard hired Wilkinson Ecological Design to design and construct a plant-focused bioengineering strategy for their property on the coast of Nantucket Sound.  The site is flanked by hard, coastal engineering structures to either side, serving to direct higher levels of storm energy into the bioengineering measures.  

This design has sustained numerous intense storm events since construction and continues to provide an exceptional level of coastal stabilization, while supporting a healthy diversity of coastal vegetation with the aesthetic qualities of a natural shoreline.