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Comments Sought for Living Shoreline Work Proposal

The Army Corps of Engineers is accepting public comment until 5 p.m. Oct. 4 on a proposal for a general permit to stabilize eroding shorelines using marsh sills in the state’s coastal waters.

“The general permit authorizes the construction, maintenance and repair of marsh sills for shoreline stabilization along eroding shorelines within waters located within the 20 coastal counties of North Carolina and subject to regulatory jurisdiction of the Wilmington District, Corps of Engineers,” according to the public notice from the Corps.

A type of living shoreline, marsh sills are low-profile structures constructed parallel to shorelines to reduce wave action and provide protection for existing coastal marshes and shorelines.

Written comments may be mailed to Wilmington Regulatory Division Office, Attention: Ronnie Smith, 69 Darlington Ave., Wilmington, NC 28403.

Learn more about living shorelines from the North Carolina Coastal Federation here.

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