In this episode we meet Kevin Smith, Executive Director of the Maryland Coastal Bays Program. Kevin takes us through the history of the Assateague State Park shoreline resiliency and wetland enhancement project, the benefits of living shorelines over revetments, connecting upland and shoreline to create a living, thriving coastal habitat, and much more.
Oh, and we take a left turn into a topic that I’ve been interested in for a while — the Ocean City Inlet.
This episode is part two of a three-part series on the shoreline resiliency project. Part 1, our “Episode 14: Dynamic Living Shorelines,” features Chris Becraft of Underwood & Associates. Part 3, our upcoming “Episode 17: Meghan’s Garden,” will feature Meghan Rhode of Assateague State Park.