In partnership with other agencies and local governments, Northern Neck Master Gardeners provide shoreline education
Northern Neck Master Gardeners working closely with partners at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and county governments have built the Shoreline Evaluation Program, an educational outreach effort that has provided hundreds of property owners with recommendations for improving upland stormwater management, pollutant and sediment runoff, and shoreline erosion.
Taking care of a shoreline presents a unique set of challenges not faced by property owners inland. Shorelines are dynamic and can be affected by the features of the nearby landscape such as areas of pavement, and even invasive species. Without careful planning and maintenance, shorelines can erode, which poses a potential threat to inland properties and structures.