Marine Resource Council Concrete Creations Enrich Habitat for Oysters, Clams and Seagrasses
By Space Coast Daily // March 12, 2022
'Concrete Creations' will be installed along the shore of the Indian River Lagoon
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A platoon of up to 50 Marine Resources Council staff and volunteers will be assembling this Friday and Saturday, March 11-12, and transporting and placing 80 Concrete Creations, weighing 160 pounds apiece, along the shore of the Indian River Lagoon.
The prisms, as they’re called, will be used to craft a 100-foot-long, experimental, eco-friendly shoreline showcasing a more sustainable way to protect the coast while enriching habitat for oysters, clams, and seagrasses to recover.
The project involves partners at Florida Oceanographic Society, Florida Tech, Brevard Zoo, the Cities of Palm Bay and Cocoa Beach, and others.
The project is part of an ongoing, 1,500-foot restoration showcase, which has been evolving over 20 years at MRC headquarters, to demonstrate resilient methods that residents can use to prevent erosion and enhance the beauty of their shorelines.
The troops will be working Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, at MRC headquarters, at Ais Lookout Point Park, a Palm Bay city park, situated along the lagoon at 3275 Dixie Hwy. NE.
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